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Self-assembly behaviour of alkylpolyglucosides (APG) in mixed surfactant-stabilized emulsions system


Lim, Chaw Jiang and Basri, Mahiran and Omar, Dzolkhifli and Abdul Rahman, Mohd Basyaruddin and Salleh, Abu Bakar and Raja Abdul Rahman, Raja Noor Zaliha (2011) Self-assembly behaviour of alkylpolyglucosides (APG) in mixed surfactant-stabilized emulsions system. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 158 (3). pp. 175-181. ISSN 0167-7322; ESSN: 1873-3166


The self-assembly behaviour of two alkyl polyglucosides (APG) surfactants; octyl/decyl polyglucosides (SAPG) and dodecyl/tetradecyl/hexadecyl polyglucosides (LAPG) in aqueous solution was studied. Critical micelle concentrations (CMC) of the surfactants were determined to predict onset point of surfactants self-assembly. The surfactants were prepared at concentrations 5 × 10− 3, 5 × 10− 2 and 5% (w/w). Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) study showed that the surfactants with spherical-like structure self-assembled to simple rod-like, and then to aggregated rod-like structures with increasing concentration. The results showed that LAPG exhibited larger aggregate than SAPG. The distinctive evolution of self-assembly structures was observed when ethoxylated 3-(3-hydroxypropyl)-heptamethyltrisiloxane (organosilicone) was incorporated into the APG system at 5% (w/w) surfactant concentration. At mixed surfactant ratio (APG:organosilicone) of 9:1, TEM study showed that SAPG:organosilicone has multilamellar vesicles and LAPG:organosilicone has transient worm-like network. These mixed surfactants imparted difference in rheological behaviour, Newtonian and non-Newtonian, respectively, when they were developed into a microemulsion system of fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs)/mixed surfactant/water. The dilution of the microemulsions with gentle stirring created a different geometry of nano-emulsions with oval and navette shapes for SAPG and LAPG, respectively.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Faculty of Science
Institute of Bioscience
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2010.11.015
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Self-assembly; Alkylpolyglucosides; Mixed surfactant; Microemulsions; Nano-emulsions
Depositing User: Nur Farahin Ramli
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2014 03:52
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2016 02:30
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