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Spontaneous vesicle formation in a deep eutectic solvent

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Abstract

Solvent penetration experiments and small-angle X-ray scattering reveal that phospholipids dissolved in a deep eutectic solvent (DES) spontaneously self-assemble into vesicles above the lipid chain melting temperature. This means DESs are one of the few nonaqueous solvents that mediate amphiphile self-assembly, joining a select set of H-bonding molecular solvents and ionic liquids.

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Submitted
27 Oct 2015
Accepted
15 Dec 2015
First published
15 Dec 2015

Soft Matter, 2016,12, 1645-1648
Article type
Communication
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Spontaneous vesicle formation in a deep eutectic solvent

S. J. Bryant, R. Atkin and G. G. Warr, Soft Matter, 2016, 12, 1645
DOI: 10.1039/C5SM02660A

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