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Effects of Structure Dissymmetry on Aggregation Behaviors of Quaternary Ammonium Gemini Surfactants in a Protic Ionic Liquid EAN.
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PMID:  23140416     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The aggregation behaviors of a series of dissymmetric cationic Gemini surfactants, [CmH2m+1(CH3)2N(CH2)2N(CH3)2CnH2n+1]Br2, designated as m-2-n (with a fixed m + n = 24, m = 16, 14, 12) have been investigated in a protic ionic liquid, ethylammonium nitrate (EAN). Surface tension, polarized optical microscopy (POM), small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and rheological measurements are adopted to investigate the micellization and lyotropic liquid crystal (LLC) formation. The obtained results indicate that the structure dissymmetry plays an important role in aggregation process of m-2-n. With increasing the dissymmetry degree, the critical micellization concentration, the maximum reduction of solvent surface tension, and the minimum area occupied per surfactant molecule at the air/EAN interface all become smaller. The thermostability of formed LLCs is therefore improved because of the more compacted molecules. These characteristics can be explained by the enhancement of solvophobic effect due to the increased structure dissymmetry of Gemini surfactants.
Xudong Wang; Qintang Li; Xiao Chen; Zhihong Li
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-5827     ISO Abbreviation:  Langmuir     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9882736     Medline TA:  Langmuir     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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