Glycerol prevents dehydration in lipid cubic phases

S. J. Richardson, P. A. Staniec, G. E. Newby, J. L. Rawle, A. R. Slaughter, N. J. Terrill, J. M. Elliott, A. M. Squires

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Lipid cubic phase samples dry out and undergo phase transitions when exposed to air. We demonstrate experimentally and theoretically that adding glycerol controllably lowers the humidity at which cubic phases form. These results broaden the potential applications of cubic phases and open up the potential of a new humidity-responsive nanomaterial.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11386-11389
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number57
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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