Title

A Unified Phenomenological Theory for Micellization and Solubilization

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Second Department

Chemistry

Keywords and Phrases

Emulsions; Ideal Solution Theory; Mathematical Modes; Micellization; Microemulsions; Surface Active Agents - Thermodynamics; Thermodynamics - Theory; Unified Phenomenological Theory

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1988 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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