Formation of reverse micelles in a room-temperature ionic liquid

Muhammad Moniruzzaman, Noriho Kamiya, Kazunori Nakashima, Masahiro Goto

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(Graph Presented) Nanopools of water in ionic liquids: The surfactant AOT forms reverse micelles with water domains in a hydrophobic ionic liquid in the presence of 1-hexanol (see optically transparent sample B, in figure). These nanopools increase in size with increasing water content.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)689-692
Number of pages4
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr 4


  • Aggregation
  • Ionic liquids
  • Reverse micelles
  • Surfactants
  • Water pool

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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