In this contribution we demonstrate that gelatin can jellify also water-in-oil microemulsions based on the cationic surfactant cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB). The partial stability diagram of the system CTAB + 1-pentanol + water + hexane + gelatin was determined. The resulting microemulsion-based gels (MBGs) were characterized by means of conductivity and pulsed gradient spin-echo NMR. For the first time the water self-diffusion coefficient was measured in gelatin MBGs, and the results were successfully analyzed in terms of diffusion in an interconnected network of aqueous channels.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la048110x|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000224679800007|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-8344261680|
|Titolo:||Gelatin microemulsion-based gels with the cationic surfactant cetyltrimethylammonium bromide: a self diffusion and conductivity study|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|