Self-Assembled Supramolecular Architectures: Lyotropic Liquid Crystals / Edition 1

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This book will describe fundamentals and recent developments in the area of Self-Assembled Supramolecular Architecture and their relevance to the understanding of the functionality of membranes as delivery systems for active ingredients. As the heirarchial architectures determine their performance capabilities, attention will be paid to theoretical and design aspects related to the construction of lyotropic liquid crystals: mesophases such as lamellar, hexagonal, cubic, sponge phase micellosomes. The book will bring to the reader mechanistic aspects, compositional considerations, transition within phases, solubilization capacities, drug entrapment and release mechanisms and transmembrane, transdermal, and other transport phenomena. It will stress the importance of these mesostructures to crystallization and polymorphism of drugs, fats, and nutraceuticals and will discuss regioselectivity of organic and enzymatic reactions that take place at interfaces and within the channels of the mesophase. The book will bring studies on the use of these mesophase as crystallization or particulation media for the formation of nanoparticles and nanocrystals. Chapters will discuss applications in the areas of pharmaceuticals, food, cosmetics, plastics, paper, agro-chemistry and industrial applications.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Physics of Self-Assembly of Lyotropic Liquid Crystals
Raffaele Mezzenga

Chapter 2 Rheological Theory and Simulation of Surfactant Nematic Liquid Crystals
Alejandro D. Rey and E. E. Herrera-Valencia

Chapter 3 On the Dividing Planes of Hexagonal HII Mesophase
Vesselin Kolev, Abraham Aserin, and Nissim Garti

Chapter 4 Nano-Characterization of Lyotropic Liquid Crystalline Systems
Patrick G. Hartley and Hsin-Hui Shen

Chapter 5 Self Assembly in Lipidic Particles
Anan Yaghmur and Otto Glatter

Chapter 6 Hierarchically Organized Systems Based on Liquid Crystalline Phases
Chandrashekhar V. Kulkarni and Otto Glatter

Chapter 7 Synthesis and alignment of nanostructured materials using liquid crystals
Idit Amar-Yuli, Abraham Aserin, and Nissim Garti

Chapter 8 Recent Developments in Lyotropic Liquid Crystals as Drug Delivery Vehicles
Dima Libster, Abraham Aserin, and Nissim Garti

Chapter 9 Stimuli Responsive Lipid Based Self Assembled Systems
Ben J. Boyd and Wye-Khay Fong

Chapter 10 Non-lamellar Lipid Liquid Crystalline Structures at Interfaces
Debby P. Chang and Tommy Nylander

Chapter 11 Multicompartment Lipid Nanocarriers for Targeting of Cells Expressing Brain Receptors
Claire Géral, Angelina Angelova, Borislav Angelov, Valérie Nicolas, and Sylviane Lesieur

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