Mixed Micelles of Fluorinated and Hydrogenated Surfactants
2006 (English)In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0002-7863, E-ISSN 1520-5126, Vol. 128, no 20, 6704-6712 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The model mixed surfactant system of sodium perfluorooctanoate and sodium decyl sulfate was carefully reexamined by a combination of nuclear magnetic resonance methods. Over a wide range of sample compositions, detailed F-19 and H-1 chemical shift data in combination with self-diffusion coefficients for the perfluorooctanoate and decyl sulfate ions are collected. All data are analyzed together in a framework that uses a minimal number of initial assumptions to extract the monomer concentrations of both surfactants and the micellar chemical shifts of F-19 and H-1 as a function of relative concentration. The main conclusion drawn from this analysis is that there exists neither complete demixing nor complete mixing on molecular or micellar levels. Instead, the experimental data favor a single type of micelles within which fluorinated surfactants are preferentially coordinated by fluorinated ones and hydrogenated surfactants by hydrogenated ones. The data are quantitatively interpreted in the framework of the first approximation of the regular solution theory (also called the quasi-chemical treatment) leading to an energy of mixing of omega = W/kT = 0.98 between the constituting surfactant types. These findings may help to resolve a long controversy about micellar mixing-demixing in this particular mixture and in its relatives.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 128, no 20, 6704-6712 p.
Angle neutron-scattering, self-diffusion measurements, nuclear magnetic-resonance, order-parameter profile, sodium perfluorooctanoate, hydrocarbon surfactants, aggregation number, aqueous-solutions, chemical-shifts, fluorocarbon surfactants
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-5687DOI: 10.1021/ja061029rISI: 000237590500045ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33646721758OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-5687DiVA: diva2:10134
QC 201009142006-05-102006-05-102010-09-14Bibliographically approved