Unified Phenomenological Theory for Micellization, and Solubilization
Since micelles, and oil solubilized micelles and microemulsions occupy the same regions in phase diagram, a unified formalism is presented. A common thermodynamic basis has been chosen such that the Gibbs free energies of formation can be written in all cases as the sum of hydrophobic effect and the stretching-bending energies of the surfactant film. The results predict satisfactorily the experimental observations made on micellization and solubilization.
M. Kim et al., "Unified Phenomenological Theory for Micellization, and Solubilization," American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Jan 1986.
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Gibbs Free Energies of Formation; Hydrophobic Effect; Micellization; N-Decane; Solubilization; Solutions; Stretching-bending Energies; Surface Active Agents - Thermodynamics
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