In part I of this article the thermotropic mesophases of anhydrous ionic amphiphiles were discussed. In this part the thermotropic
mesophases of ionic amphiphiles in aqueous media, as determined by thermal analysis, microscopic studies, X-ray diffraction
and other techniques are reviewed.
The fatty acids saturated or unsaturated that are found in the above molecules are: Lauric acid (C12H24O2); myristic acid (C14H28O2); palmitic acid (C16H32O2); stearic acid (C18H36O2); arachic acid (C20H40O2); behenic acid (C22H44O2); oleic acid (C18H34O2).