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The effect of some fatty acids on the phase behavior of hydrated dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) bilayer was investigated with special interest in possible difference between saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. The phase behavior of hydrated DPPC bilayer was followed by a differential scanning calorimetry and a Fourier transform infrared(More)
Aqueous solutions of three kinds of surface active ionic liquids composed of the 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium cation have been investigated by means of surface tension and electrical conductivity measurements at room temperature (298 K). The surface tension measurements provided a series of parameters, including critical micelle concentration (cmc), surface(More)
The growth and structure of the aqueous micellar solutions of a surface active ionic liquid, 1-hexadecyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide (C16mimBr), in the presence of an organic salt sodium tosylate (NaTos), were investigated by rheological measurements and freeze-fracture transmission electron microscopy at room temperature (298 K). As in some conventional(More)
Solid-liquid phase behavior of binary mixtures of oleic acid (OA)/capric acid (C10A) and OA/caprylic acid (C8A) were investigated by means of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and X-ray diffraction. The phase diagram of OA/C10A mixture constructed from the DSC results suggested that a molecular(More)
We previously reported that the 18-mer amphiphilic alpha-helical peptide, Hel 13-5, consisting of 13 hydrophobic residues and five hydrophilic amino acid residues, can induce neutral liposomes (egg yolk phosphatidylcholine) to adopt long nanotubular structures and that the interaction of specific peptides with specific phospholipid mixtures induces the(More)
The effect of sucrose on the structure of molecular assemblies formed in an MO/H2O mixture has been studied using a small-angle X-ray scattering method. It was found that the phase transition Ia3d --> Pn3m --> H(II) occurs with increased sucrose concentration in the mixture with the composition 70 wt% MO at 20 degrees C. This structural change induced by(More)
Solid-liquid phase behavior of binary fatty acid mixtures was investigated by means of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) for the mixture composed of oleic acid (OA) and stearic acid (SA) and that composed of OA and behenic acid (BA). The DSC results provided a monotectic type T-X phase diagram for(More)
The cloud point temperature, T(c), was investigated for aqueous solutions of poly(oxyethylene) alkyl ethers, C(n)E(m), and their mixtures. The experimental T(c)'s for single surfactant systems were analyzed according to the Flory-Huggins model for cloud point phenomenon, and the enthalpy and the entropy changes associated with the process of the separation(More)
Three amphiphilic imidazolium ionic liquids (ILs), 1-[n-(N-carbazole)alkyl]-3-methylimidazolium bromide [carbazoleC(n)mim]Br (n = 6, 10, and 12), that incorporate a fluorescent carbazole moiety at the terminal of the hydrocarbon chain, were designed and synthesized. Their surface activity, aggregation behavior, and thermodynamics of micelle formation in(More)
The cationic fluorinated surfactant, FC-4, unlike other surfactants, forms micelles in the room temperature ionic liquid, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (bmimTf2N). Surface tension, freeze-fracture transmission electron microscopy, 19F NMR, 1H NMR, and Fourier transform infrared measurements revealed that (i) the FC-4 cation(More)