Document Detail

Partitioning behavior of an acid-cleavable, 1,3-dioxolane alkyl ethoxylate, surfactant in single and binary surfactant mixtures for 2- and 3-phase microemulsion systems according to ethoxylate head group size.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20880539     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Partition coefficients for a pH-degradable 1,3-dioxolane alkyl ethoxylate surfactant, 4-CH(3)O (CH(2)CH(2)O)(5.6)-CH(2), 2,2-(CH(2))(12)CH(3), 2-(CH(2)) CH(3), 1,3-dioxolane or "cyclic ketal" surfactant, CK-2,13-E(5.6,ave), between isooctane- and water-rich phases of 2- and 3-phase microemulsion systems (K(n)) were determined as functions of the ethoxylate size, n, and temperature for the neat surfactant and its binary surfactant mixtures, to understand the partitioning of alkyl ethoxylates possessing a broad distribution of ethoxylate size and to determine conditions required for formation of 3-phase microemulsion systems at an optimal temperature where phase separation occurs rapidly, important for protein purification via proteins' selective partitioning to the middle phase, driven by affinity to the second surfactant of the binary mixture. A semi-empirical thermodynamic mathematical model described the partitioning data well, provided optimal temperature values consistent with phase diagrams and theory, and demonstrated that the tail region of CK-2,13-E(5.6,ave) is more polar than the hydrophobes of fatty alcohol ethoxylates. The addition of Aerosol-OT (AOT) removed the temperature sensitivity of CK-2,13-E(5.6,ave)s partitioning, producing 3-phase microemulsion systems between 20 °C and 40 °C. Analysis of the bottom phases of the 2- and 3-phase microemulsion systems formed by CK-2,13-E(5.6,ave) via small-angle neutron scattering demonstrated the presence of spherical, monodisperse oil-in-water microemulsions.
Javier Gomez del Rio; Douglas G Hayes; Volker S Urban
Related Documents :
11456159 - Effect of acid and surfactant treatment on activated sludge dewatering and settling.
15982039 - Adsorption of nonionic surfactant mixtures at the hydrophilic solid-solution interface.
12613039 - Alkylation of carbonyl compounds in water: formation of c-c and c-o bonds in the presen...
10662489 - Catalytic and structural properties of surfactant-horseradish peroxidase complex in org...
18590699 - Spontaneous formation of dppc monolayers at aqueous/vapor interfaces and the impact of ...
7612059 - Experimental studies on the influence of surfactants on intestinal absorption of drugs....
25104759 - High paracellular nutrient absorption in intact bats is associated with high paracellul...
15348129 - Effect of chitosan and dextran on the properties of poly(vinyl alcohol) hydrogels.
19554459 - Influence of magnetic field on cr(vi) adsorption capability of given anaerobic sludge.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2010-09-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of colloid and interface science     Volume:  352     ISSN:  1095-7103     ISO Abbreviation:  J Colloid Interface Sci     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0043125     Medline TA:  J Colloid Interface Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  424-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  New catanionic surfactants, phase stability and synthesis of ultrafine CdS nanoparticles.
Next Document:  Evaluation of proton activity in microemulsions by a kinetic probe.