Controlling nanostructure and lattice parameter of the inverse bicontinuous cubic phases in functionalised phytantriol dispersions
Scott J Fraser, Xavier Mulet, Adrian Hawley, Frances Separovic, Anastasios Polyzos
JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2013
The preparation and phase behavior of dispersed liquid crystalline particles comprised of phytantriol and various functionalised lipids are reported. These inverse bicontinuous cubic phase colloidal dispersions have been sterically stabilized with a triblock copolymer, Pluronic F127. The influence of added negatively charged amphiphiles oleic acid and sodium dodecylsulfate, the positively charged hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide, and monoolein a neutral amphiphile, on phase behavior and cubic phase structure was examined by synchrotron small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). Functionality was also introduced through ligand specific lipids monosialoganglioside-GM1 and 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero..View full abstract
This research was undertaken in part on the small angle X-ray scattering beamline at the Australian Synchrotron, Victoria, Australia. SJF would like to thank the CSIRO for funding of his studentship. SJF would also like to acknowledge the David Hay memorial fund for their generous support whilst writing up these findings.