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Issue 5, 2012
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Can molecules with an anionic head and a poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether tail self-assemble in water? A surface tension, fluorescence probe, light scattering, and transmission electron microscopic investigation

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In this work, we report for the first time the synthesis and characterization of two unusual carboxylate surfactants with a poly(ethylene glycol) monomethyl ether, mPEG, tail of different chain lengths. The molecules were observed to be surface-active, and were found to self-assemble in water above a relatively low critical aggregation concentration to form disk-like micelles.

Graphical abstract: Can molecules with an anionic head and a poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether tail self-assemble in water? A surface tension, fluorescence probe, light scattering, and transmission electron microscopic investigation

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Submitted
10 Oct 2011
Accepted
01 Dec 2011
First published
15 Dec 2011

Soft Matter, 2012,8, 1305-1308
Article type
Communication

Can molecules with an anionic head and a poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether tail self-assemble in water? A surface tension, fluorescence probe, light scattering, and transmission electron microscopic investigation

J. Dey and S. Shrivastava, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 1305
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM06931H

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