By Yujun Feng,Zonglin Chu,Cécile A. Dreiss
This short offers an up to date evaluation of clever surfactants and describes a vast spectrum of triggers that set off the formation of wormlike micelles or reversibly music the morphology of surfactant aggregates from wormlike micelles to a different nation, or vice versa. Combining the fields of chemistry, physics, polymer technology, and nanotechnology, its fundamental concentration is at the layout, formula, and processing of clever viscoelastic surfactant options, protecting the clinical ideas governing responsiveness to at least one or extra specific triggers, all the way down to the end-use-driven capabilities. the 1st bankruptcy explains why and the way surfactants self-assemble into viscoelastic wormlike micellar recommendations equivalent to polymer suggestions, whereas the next chapters express how the reaction to a given set off interprets into macroscopic rheological adjustments, together with temperature, gentle, pH, CO2, redox, hydrocarbon, and so on. The final bankruptcy demonstrates the purposes of those viscoelastic assemblies in oil and gasoline creation, drag relief, biomaterials, cleansing strategies, electrorheological and photorheological fluids. reviews and views are supplied on the finish to finish this Brief.
This short is aimed toward chemists, physicists, chemical engineers and nano-scientists who're fascinated with self-assemblies and purposes of surfactants, in addition to graduates in actual chemistry.
Yujun Feng, Ph.D., is a professor on the country Key Laboratory of Polymer fabrics Engineering, Polymer study Institute of Sichuan collage, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, P. R. China.
Zonglin Chu, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral fellow operating on the actual Chemistry Institute, collage of Zürich, Switzerland.
Cécile A. Dreiss, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer on the Institute of Pharmaceutical technological know-how, King’s collage London, UK.