Self-assembly and foaming properties of fatty acid-lysine aqueous dispersions.

@article{Novales2010SelfassemblyAF,
  title={Self-assembly and foaming properties of fatty acid-lysine aqueous dispersions.},
  author={Bruno Novales and Alain Riaublanc and Laurence Navailles and B{\'e}r{\'e}nice Houinsou Houssou and C{\'e}dric Gaillard and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Nallet and Jean-Paul Douliez},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2010},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={5329-34}
}
We report on dispersions of fatty acid-lysine salts in aqueous solutions which are further used to produce foams. The alkyl chain length is varied from dodecyl to stearic. In aqueous solutions, the lysine salt of the dodecyl chain yields an isotropic solution, probably micelles, whereas for longer alkyl chains, vesicles formed but crystallized upon resting at room temperature or when kept at 4 degrees C. Solid-state NMR showed that in vesicles fatty acids are embedded in a lamellar arrangement… CONTINUE READING

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