Journal of Oleo Science
Online ISSN : 1347-3352
Print ISSN : 1345-8957
ISSN-L : 1345-8957
Surfactants & Detergents and Interface Science
Diol or Hydrogen Peroxide-responsive Micellar Systems and Their Rheological Properties
Ryotaro MikiTsutomu YamakiMasaki UchidaHideshi Natsume
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2024 Volume 73 Issue 4 Pages 611-618


External stimuli-responsive worm-like micelles (WLMs) have the potential for a wide range of applications. In particular, sugar (a polyol compound)-responsive WLMs have the potential for use in smartdrug release systems. Phenylboronic acid (PBA) functions as a cis-diol sensor in a similar manner it does as a glucose sensor. Thus, WLMs, primarily composed of surfactants and PBA, are expected to function as cis-diol-responsive viscoelastic systems. PBA also reacts irreversibly with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2 ) and is converted into phenol and boric acid. H2O2 is one of reactive oxygen species crucial for several physiological processes. Therefore, H2O2 -responsive WLMs have the potential for various applications. In this review, we describe cis-diol- and H2O2 -responsive micellar systems composed of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide and PBA moieties that shift their viscosities in response to stimuli.

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