a N-Hance (INCI: Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride) is a product of Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., Wilmington, Del., USA.
b N-Hance SP-100 (INCI: Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylamide Copolymer) is a product of Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients.
c The developmental polymer system (INCI: Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (and) Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylamide Copolymer) is in production at Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients, with no trade name established as of this publish date.
d The Specac Imaging Golden Gate Diamond ATR Accessory is a device produced by the collaboration of Varian Inc. (Palo Alto, Calif., USA) with Specac (Slough, UK).
e The Nicolet FTIR Spectrometer is a device manufactured by Thermo Fisher, Waltham, Mass., USA.
f The Single Fibre Tensiometer (K100SF) is a device manufactured by Krüss, Hamburg, Germany.
g Confocal microscopy data was obtained with a Axiovert 200 M equipped with a LSM 510 NLO confocal microscope, both devices manufactured by Carl Zeiss International, Jena, Germany.
h Authoring Instructional Materials (AIM) v3.2 was the software used to record the confocal microscopy data.
j Alexa Fluor 488 Conjugate Dye is produced by Invitrogen Corp., Carlsbad, Calif., USA.
k AFM was performed in a MultiMode Scanning Probe Microscope with a NanoScope IIIA Controller, both devices manufactured by Veeco, Plainview, N.Y., USA.