Interactions between mica surfaces across triglyceride solution containing phospholipid and polyglycerol polyricinoleate
2000 (English)In: Langmuir, ISSN 0743-7463, E-ISSN 1520-5827, Vol. 16, no 5, 2248-2253 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Results obtained by direct measurements of the forces acting between polar mica surfaces interacting across solutions of triolein containing phosphatidylethanolamine (PE), polyglycerol polyricinoleate (PGPR), and a PE/PGPR mixture are presented. It was shown that PE adsorbed on mica from anhydrous triolein and thus rendered the surface nonpolar. The change in ordering of the liquid triolein molecules induced by bringing two such surfaces together gives rise to a structural force with two force barriers. In contrast, the adsorption of PGPR from anhydrous triolein resulted in a steric force barrier with a range of 120 Angstrom. It was also found that from the mixture of PE and PGPR in triolein both additives adsorbed as a complex on mica surfaces. The presence of these aggregates on the surfaces gave rise to a very long-range strong repulsive force. We discuss the implication of the measured forces to colloidal stability of particle dispersion in nonpolar media and compare the efficiency of additives as dispersion stabilizers. We also show that the presence of water has an effect on the adsorbed layer structures. When PE is used as a dispersing agent, water induces formation of aggregates, which would provide strong repulsive barriers between the particles. In contrast, when PGPR is used as additive, water preferentially adsorbs on the polar mica surface and at water saturation gives rise to a capillary formation around the surface contact position. Finally, when a mixture of PE and PGPR is used, water is found to result in formation of a viscous, sticky, adsorbed layer that would flocculate the particles.
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2000. Vol. 16, no 5, 2248-2253 p.
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