Perfluoroalkylated amphiphiles with a morpholinophosphate or a dimorpholinophosphate polar head group

Véronique M. Sadtler, François Jeanneaux, Marie Pierre Krafft, József Rábai, Jean G. Riess

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Some previously synthesized (perfluoroalkyl)alkyldimorpholinophosphates, CnF2n+1CmH2mOP(O)-[N(CH 2CH2)2O]2, were found remarkably to stabilize heat sterilizable water-in-fluorocarbon reverse emulsions and to have a strong proclivity to self-aggregate into microtubular assemblies when dispersed in water. This series has now been extended in order to allow structure-property relationships to be established and product optimization to be achieved. A new series of even more fluorophilic compounds consisting in bis[(perfluoroalkyl)alkyl]monomorpholinophosphates, (CnF2n+1CmH2mO) 2P(O)N(CH2CH2)2O, was also synthesized. Preliminary surfactant activity and biocompatibility data are presented and compared to data obtained with non-fluorinated analogues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-613
Number of pages5
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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