Photoisomerizable cationic surfactants as microviscosity probes

  • T. Kozlecki
  • K. A. WilkEmail author
  • L. Syper
Surfactant Colloids
Part of the Progress in Colloid & Polymer Science book series (PROGCOLLOID, volume 110)


New cationic stilbene amphiphiles, 4-alkyl-4′-trimethyl-ammonium-stilbene bromides (abbreviated as CmStbTAB) and 4-alkyl-4′-(ω-trimethyl ammoniumalkyl) stilbene bromides (abbreviated as CmStbCmTAB) were prepared and characterized spectroscopically. The photobehavior (fluorescence and trans-cis isomerization) of these molecules in homogeneous and micellar systems permits them to be useful micro-viscosity probes.

Key words

Stilbene amphiphiles cationic surfactants microenvironment probes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Organic and Polymer TechnologyWroclaw University of TechnologyWroclawPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Organic Chemistry Biochemistry and BiotechnologyWroclaw University of TechnologyWroclawPoland

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