Vol.27 No.4(2) [2005]

Viscoelastic Properties of Aluminium Tri-Stearates in a Non-polar solvent

Shoichi MURATA and Yoshiaki TAKAHASHI


Effects of sample preparation conditions on viscoelastic properties of aluminium tri-stearate/decalin gel-like systems are examained by changing dissolution and rest times and concentration. It was found that the system prepared with appropriate condition showed typical viscoelastic properties quite similar to that of well entangled polymer systems, denoting the formation of very long thread-like micelles. However, such condition is very limited for reproducible experiments.