Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2005, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (11): 1324-1330.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20051127

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Progress in the Temperature-controlled Transition of Self Assemblies in Surfactant Solutions

YIN Hai-qing; HUANG Jian-bin   

  1. State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871
  • Received:2005-04-20 Revised:2005-05-27 Published:2005-11-15
  • Contact: HUANG Jian-bin

Abstract: Recent progress in temperature-controlled transition of self assemblies in surfactant solutions was summarized. Special attention was paid on the phase transition of vesicles, temperature-induced micelle/vesicle transition, cloud point phenomenon in ionic surfactant systems, temperature-controlled vesicle aggregation and temperature-induced formation and transformation of liquid crystals etc. It was demonstrated that temperature can serve as a simple and effective way in adjusting organized self-assemblies under certain conditions.

Key words: Temperature, Surfactant solution, Self assembly, Vesicle