Phase Diagram and Phase Properties of the System Lecithin−Water−Cyclohexane

  title={Phase Diagram and Phase Properties of the System Lecithin−Water−Cyclohexane},
  author={Ruggero Angelico and Andrea Ceglie and Ulf Olsson and Gerardo Palazzo},
The isothermal quasi-ternary-phase diagram of the lecithin−cyclohexane−water system was determined at 25 °C using a combination of polarizing microscopy, small-angle X-ray diffraction, and NMR techniques. The system contains four lyotropic liquid-crystalline phases and two isotropic liquid phases. Apart from the lamellar (Lα) phase, there are only reverse-type aggregates with a water interior, in addition to an essentially pure water phase, whose relative locations in the phase diagram follow… 
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