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Surfactant-free CO2-based microemulsion-like systems

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The presence of water-rich and water-lean nanodomains in a transparent, pressurized “water–acetone–CO2” mixture was revealed by Raman spectroscopy. This nano-structured liquid can be classified as a surfactant-free microemulsion-like system and has the capacity to dissolve hydrophobic compounds, such as ibuprofen, in the presence of large amounts of water. This finding opens new opportunities in the fields of confined reactions and material templating.

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The article was received on 10 Mar 2014, accepted on 30 May 2014 and first published on 04 Jun 2014

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01804D
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Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 8215-8218
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    Surfactant-free CO2-based microemulsion-like systems

    R. F. Hankel, P. E. Rojas, M. Cano-Sarabia, S. Sala, J. Veciana, A. Braeuer and N. Ventosa, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 8215
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01804D

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