Anne-Laure Fameau

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Fatty acids are surfactants of particular interest in the present context of green chemistry since they can be extracted from agricultural resources. Here we report on the formation of multilayer tubular structures made of ethanolamine salt of 12-hydroxy stearic acid [1-2]. By visual observations, we have demonstrated that these tube solutions produced(More)
It is known that 12-hydroxystearic acid coupled via ion-pairing with a counterion, such as ethanolamine, self-assembles into supramolecular multilayer tubes that exhibit a peculiar temperature-tunable diameter variation. At a given temperature threshold (T(Ø↑)), there is a large increase of the tube diameter by almost a factor of 10. We investigate here the(More)
Remarkable properties have emerged recently for aqueous foams, including ultrastability and responsiveness. Responsive aqueous foams refer to foams for which the stability can be switched between stable and unstable states with a change in environment or with external stimuli. Responsive foams have been obtained from various foam stabilizers, such as(More)
There is a growing interest for constructing supramolecular hollow tubes from amphiphilic molecules. Aqueous solutions of the ethanolamine salt of 12-hydroxystearic acid are known to form tubes of several tens of micrometers in length with a temperature-tunable diameter. However, the phase behavior of this system has not been fully studied. Herein, we(More)
Unsaturated fatty acids may be extracted from various agricultural resources and are widely used as soaps in the industry. However, there also exist a large variety of saturated and hydroxy fatty acids in nature, but their metal salts crystallize at room temperature in water, hampering their use in biological and chemical studies or for industrial(More)
The ethanolamine salt of 12-hydroxy stearic acid is known to form tubes having a temperature tunable diameter. Here, we study the behavior of those tubes at the air/water interface by using Neutron Reflectivity. We observed that tubes indeed adsorbed at this interface below a fatty acid monolayer and exhibit the same temperature behavior as in bulk. There(More)
A mixture between 1% sodium myristate and guanidine hydrochloride at a molar ratio of 1 in water forms a gel of membranes below a phase transition of ca. 21 degrees C and a viscous limpid and isotropic solution above. As observed by both TEM and AFM, we report the formation of interconnected superstructures in that latter phase. Those assemblies exhibit a(More)
The directed assembly of colloidal particles into linear chains and clusters is of fundamental and practical importance. In this study we characterize and analyse the mechanism of the magnetic field driven assembly of lipid-coated iron oxide nanoparticles into flexible microfilaments. Recently we showed that nanocapillary lipid binding can form a new class(More)
The fabrication of multifunctional materials with tunable structure and properties requires programmed binding of their building blocks. For example, particles organized in long-ranged structures by external fields can be bound permanently into stiff chains through electrostatic or van der Waals attraction, or into flexible chains through soft molecular(More)