Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2012

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Yan Zhao

Abstract

Triallyl(3,4,5- tridodecyloxybenzyl)ammonium bromide was used to form lyotropic liquid crystal. Inverted hexagonal phase was the original target. The liquid crystal and the cross-linked material were characterized by XRD (powder x-ray diffraction), PLM (polarized light microscopy), TEM (transmission electron microscopy), and AFM (atomic force microscopy). The characterizations indicated that the surfactant did not form inverse hexagonal phase but smectic phase instead. The cross-linking afforded nanodisc-like structures as a result.

The large size of the triallyl ammonium headgroup was possibly responsible for the phase change.

Copyright Owner

Chia-Yu Shen

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

56 pages

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Chemistry Commons

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