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X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy in the study of polyelectrolyte adsorption on mica and cellulose
KTH, Superseded Departments, Chemistry.
2000 (English)In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, ISSN 1089-5647, Vol. 104, no 43, 10032-10042 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy was used to estimate the absolute amount of cationic polyelectrolytes that adsorbs on mica and cellulose surfaces in aqueous media. The calculation takes advantage of the knowledge of the mica crystal composition at the basal plane and its ion-exchange properties in aqueous solution. The XPS was operated under monochromatic and unmonochromatic mode and good agreement was observed in the resulting adsorbed amount. The evaluation of the amount of cationic polyelectrolyte adsorbed on cellulose was achieved using calibration curves obtained from adsorption data for the same polyelectrolytes on bare mica surfaces. The adsorption isotherm for polyelectrolytes of low charge density adsorbed on cellulose reveals that their affinity toward cellulose is weaker compared to that observed for highly charged surfaces such as mica. The effect of the polyelectrolyte charge density on the adsorbed amount and the number density of charged segments adsorbed on cellulose were also investigated. From these results it can be concluded that nonelectrostatic interactions are the main contributors to the adsorption of polyelectrolytes on cellulose, but it cannot be ruled out that electrostatic effects also take part in the adsorption mechanism. Finally, it is demonstrated that it is not correct to use the adsorbed amount of polyelectrolytes to determine the surface charge on cellulose surfaces.

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2000. Vol. 104, no 43, 10032-10042 p.
Keyword [en]
surface force, esca, films, xps, degradation, monolayers, mottle
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-20149DOI: 10.1021/jp001674zISI: 000165197900014OAI: diva2:338842
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-10 Created: 2010-08-10Bibliographically approved

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