Catalysis in Micellar and Liquid Crystalline Phases

  • S. Friberg
  • S. I. Ahmad


The reaction rates were determined of p-nitrophenyl laurate hydrolysis in a lameller liquid crystalline phase containing water, cetyl trimethyl ammonium bromide and hexanol. The pronounced increase in the rate of reaction taking place in the water content range 50 – 70 percent (W/W) was related to a reduction in activation energy and with changes in the structure of the phase.


Liquid Crystal Cetyl Trimethyl Ammonium Bromide Reversed Micelle Liquid Crystalline Phase Order Rate Constant 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Friberg
    • 1
  • S. I. Ahmad
    • 1
  1. 1.The Swedish Institute for Surface ChemistryStockholmSweden

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