Photodestructible vesicles

JG Eastoe, AF Vesperinas, A-C Donnewirth, PJ Wyatt, I Grillo, RK Heenan, SA Davis

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Stable vesicles are formed in a 1.4 wt % solution comprising a 1:3 mixture of the anionic photodestructible surfactant sodium 4-hexylphenylazosulfonate (C6PAS) and inert cationic cetyltrimethylamonium bromide (CTAB). UV irradiation drives an irreversible breakdown of the mixed C6PAS/CATB vesicles, owing to the selective degradation of C6PAS. A light-induced transition from small spherical-like polydisperse vesicles to long needle-like aggregation is observed.
Translated title of the contributionPhotodestructible vesicles
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)851 - 853
Number of pages3
Volume22 (3)
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006

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Publisher: American Chemical Society

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