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First report of phase selective gelation of oil from oil/water mixtures. Possible implications toward containing oil spills

Bhattacharya, Santanu and Ghosh, Yamuna Krishnan (2001) First report of phase selective gelation of oil from oil/water mixtures. Possible implications toward containing oil spills. In: Chemical Communications (2). 185 -186.

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Abstract

From a two-phase mixture of water and oil (either commercial fuel or pure organic solvent), a simple amino acid derivative, N-lauroyl-L-alanine has been shown to be able to gelate the oil phase selectively; SEM and FT-IR provided molecular level insights into the process of gelation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Keywords: Low-Molecular-Mass;Organic-Solvents;Carbohydrate Amphiphiles;Gels;Gelators;Polymers.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2009 11:35
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:54
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/16976

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