Nancy Lauth-de Viguerie

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Nanomedicine, or medicine using nanometric devices, has emerged in the past decade as an exhilarating domain that can help to solve a number of problems linked to unsatisfactory therapeutic responses of so-called 'old drugs'. This dissatisfaction stems from inadequate biodistribution after a drug's application, which leads to a limited therapeutic response(More)
We report the behaviour of thermoresponsive block copolymers of n-butyl acrylate and N-alkyl acrylamides in [C2mim][NTf2]. Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) exhibits an upper critical solution temperature in [C2mim][NTf2] whereas poly(n-butyl acrylate) has a lower critical solution temperature. Consequently, these polymers exhibit double thermo-responsiveness(More)
Thermoresponsive hydrogels were successfully prepared from poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-based polymers with different architectures (linear, branched, or hyperbranched). The macromolecular architectures strongly influence the internal structure of the hydrogels, therefore modulating their thermoresponsive and rheological properties. These hydrogels were used(More)
The formation of vesicles from 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphatidylcholine (DPPC) in several room-temperature ionic liquids, namely, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate (BmimBF(4)), 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate (BmimPF(6)), 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (EmimNTf(2)), and N-benzylpyridinium(More)
The structure of the complex of beta-cyclodextrin (beta-CD) with 1,12-dodecanediol has been determined at 173 K and refined to a final R=0.0615 based on 22,386 independent reflections. The complex crystallizes in the triclinic space group P1; with a=17.926(4), b=15.399(3), c=15.416(3) A, alpha=103.425(4), beta=113.404(4), gamma=98.858(4) degrees, D(c)=1.362(More)
Branched thermotropic liquid crystals were successfully obtained from ionic interactions between hyperbranched polyamidoamine and sodium dodecylsulfate. These complexes present columnar rectangular and lamellar thermotropic mesophases as demonstrated by polarized optical microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, and small-angle X-ray scattering. The(More)
Hyperbranched polymers based on the poly(amidoamine), HyPAM, were used to synthesize gadolinium phosphate nanowires under mild conditions. Control of the average particle size was obtained by adjusting polymer concentration. Proton relaxivity measurements reveal an optimum particle size, reaching relaxivity values as high as 55 ± 9 mM(-1) s(-1) for r1 and(More)
The incorporation of synthetic urocanic amphiphiles into a membrane model is described. A monomolecular film of dipalmitoyl phosphatidylcholine (DPPC) and cholesterol was formed at the air-water interface and used as a model. In parallel, diffusion of these derivatives through the skin was studied using rat skin on flow-through diffusion cells. The flux and(More)
The phase diagram and microstructure of the ternary system ionic, liquid benzylpyridinium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide)/nonionic surfactant (octylphenol ethoxylate)/toluene, were studied by using conductivity measurements, dynamic light scattering, pulse field gradient spin-echo NMR, and small-angle neutron scattering. Three microregions were(More)
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