Studies on lyotropic liquid crystal formation in the ternary systems of a type of new cationic surfactant/n-butanol/water by 2 H quadrupolar splitting and x-ray diffraction

Journal Article

A new phenomenon, lyotropic liquid crystals appearing in different colors, has been observed under polarized light microscopy in the ternary systems of a cationic surfactant, 3-alkoxy-2-hydroxypropyltrimethyl ammonium bromide/n-butanol/water. Some florid multicolor photographs clearly showing texture structure of liquid crystal have been obtained using a polarizing-light microscope. The structural transformation of these special lyotropic liquid crystals has been confirmed by differential scanning calorimeter (DSC). Small-angle X-ray scattering and 2H nuclear magnetic resonance (2H NMR) were employed to confirm the structure of these liquid crystals. Copyright © Taylor & Francis, Inc.

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Cited Authors

  • Wei, XL; Liu, J; Yin, BL; Sun, DZ; Wang, ZN; Li, GZ

Published Date

  • 2005

Published In

  • Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 779 - 783

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1081/DIS-200063101