• Microenvironmental differences amongst micelles of various shapes and structures

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      Micellar polarity; micellar microviscosity; shapes of micelles; fluorescence probes; vibronic emission intensity; emission anisotropy

    • Abstract


      Micelles of different amphiphiles adopt different shapes and internal packing arrangements in water, depending on their chemical structures and the conditions of the medium. Two microenvironmental features, namely the polarity and the microviscosity that the aggregate offers to a solubilized molecule, have been monitored using extrinsic fluorescence probes. While the differences between micelles of spherical and rod-like shapes are not always distinct, stacked micelles and peptide micelles offer distinctly lower polarity and higher microviscosity to solubilizates than the others.

    • Author Affiliations


      J Shobha1 D Balasubramanian1

      1. Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Uppal Road, Hyderabad - 500 007, India
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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