Title

Unified Phenomenological Theory for Micellization, and Solubilization

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Second Department

Chemistry

Keywords and Phrases

Gibbs Free Energies of Formation; Hydrophobic Effect; Micellization; N-Decane; Solubilization; Solutions; Stretching-bending Energies; Surface Active Agents - Thermodynamics

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1986 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), All rights reserved.


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