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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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.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry|
|Date Deposited:||21 Jul 2009 11:35|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:54|
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