Lyotropic Lamellar Phase Formed from Monolayered θ-Shaped Carborane-Cage Amphiphiles
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Brusselle, D., Bauduin, P., Girard, L., Zaulet, A., Viñas, C., Teixidor, F., Ly, I. and Diat, O. (2013),
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 12114–12118.
B in phase: Lyotropic lamellar phases can not only be formed from alkyl-chain-based surfactants with a well-defined amphiphilic structure, now they can be obtained from metallacarborane clusters, described as θ-shaped amphiphiles. The lamellae formed are unique as they have a monomolecular thickness.