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CTAB is used in many applications including current research in [[rare metal]] nanostructure synthesis. [http://iopscience.iop.org/0957-4484/17/12/032/pdf/0957-4484_17_12_032.pdf], [http://www.mendeley.com/research/importance-ctab-surfactant-colloidal-seedmediated-synthesis-gold-nanorods/], [http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp908784g]
 
CTAB is used in many applications including current research in [[rare metal]] nanostructure synthesis. [http://iopscience.iop.org/0957-4484/17/12/032/pdf/0957-4484_17_12_032.pdf], [http://www.mendeley.com/research/importance-ctab-surfactant-colloidal-seedmediated-synthesis-gold-nanorods/], [http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp908784g]
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CTAB, like any surfactant, can also be used as an [http://soft-matter.seas.harvard.edu/index.php/Emulsions#Particles_as_emulsion_stabilizers  emulstion stabilizer].
 
CTAB, like any surfactant, can also be used as an [http://soft-matter.seas.harvard.edu/index.php/Emulsions#Particles_as_emulsion_stabilizers  emulstion stabilizer].

Revision as of 19:13, 7 December 2011

Written by Grant England AP225, Fall 2011

CTAB, or cetyl trimethylammonium bromide is a common cationic surfactant . It is commonly used in protein electrophoresis due to its positive charge which allows it to solubulize negatively charged glycoproteins. It is also one of the main components of cetrimide, a powerful antiseptic detergent which is also used in cetrimide agar--a selective growth medium.

CTAB is used in many applications including current research in rare metal nanostructure synthesis. [1], [2], [3]

CTAB, like any surfactant, can also be used as an emulstion stabilizer.

See also: Etymology and organization of surfactants

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cetyl_trimethylammonium_bromide

Keyword in references:

Biomimetic Morphogenesis of Calcium Carbonate in Mixed Solutions of Surfactants and Double-Hydrophilic Block Copolymers