A Unified Phenomenological Theory for Micellization and Solubilization
Since micelles, and oil solubilized micelles and microemulsions occupy the same regions in phase diagrams, their unified thermodynamics is presented here. A common 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., "A Unified Phenomenological Theory for Micellization and Solubilization," Fluid Phase Equilibria, vol. 40, no. 1 - 2, pp. 79-106, Elsevier, Oct 1988.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0378-3812(88)80022-0
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Emulsions; Ideal Solution Theory; Mathematical Modes; Micellization; Microemulsions; Surface Active Agents - Thermodynamics; Thermodynamics - Theory; Unified Phenomenological Theory
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