Ionic Liquids as Modulators of the Critical Micelle Concentration of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate
Critical micelle concentration (CMC) of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), an anionic surfactant, has been investigated in aqueous solutions of a variety of room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs): 1,3-dimethylimidazolium iodide (Me2IM-I, 2), 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride (BMIM-Cl, 3), 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride (HxMIM-Cl, 4), 1-methyl-3-octylimidazolium chloride (MOIM-Cl), 5, and 1-methyl-3-octylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate (MOIM-BF4, 6). The CMC of SDS is shown to correlate with the nature of the alkyl groups in the RTILs; SDS showed appreciably higher CMCs in presence of ionic liquids 2 and 3, whereas in the presence of ionic liquids 4, 5, and 6 much smaller CMCs were observed. The nature of the gigenions, Cl− or BF4−, has no noticeable effect on the observed CMC values.
A. Beyaz et al., "Ionic Liquids as Modulators of the Critical Micelle Concentration of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate," Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Elsevier, May 2004.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2004.02.014
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