The first evidence for unilamellar vesicle formation of ionic liquids in aqueous solutions.

TitleThe first evidence for unilamellar vesicle formation of ionic liquids in aqueous solutions.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsWang H, Zhang L, Wang J, Li Z, Zhang S
JournalChemical communications (Cambridge, England)
Volume49
Issue45
Pagination5222-4
Date Published2013 Jun 7
Abstract

It was found for the first time that single tail ionic liquid (IL) surfactants, 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium bromides [C(n)mim]Br (n = 10, 12, 14), form unilamellar vesicles in aqueous solutions without any additives. With the increase in IL concentrations, the self-assembly of these ILs can transfer from spherical micelles to rodlike micelles and then to vesicles.

DOI10.1128/AAC.00484-13
Alternate JournalChem. Commun. (Camb.)