Spin State As a Probe of Vesicle Self-Assembly

Sanghoon Kim, Christine Bellouard*, Julian Eastoe, Nadia Canilho, Sarah E Rogers, Dris Ihiawakrim, Ovidiu Ersen, Andreea Pasc

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A novel system of paramagnetic vesicles was designed using ion pairs of iron-containing surfactants. Unilamellar vesicles (diameter ≈ 200 nm) formed spontaneously and were characterized by cryogenic transmission electron microscopy, nanoparticle tracking analysis, and light and small-angle neutron scattering. Moreover, for the first time, it is shown that magnetization measurements can be used to investigate self-assembly of such functionalized systems, giving information on the vesicle compositions and distribution of surfactants between the bilayers and the aqueous bulk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2552-2555
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number8
Early online date9 Feb 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2016


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