Structural evolution along water dilution lines in nonionic systems.


S Ezrahi, A Aserin, and N Garti. 1998. “Structural evolution along water dilution lines in nonionic systems.” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 203, 1, Pp. 222–224.


The authors studied the nonionic system water/dodecane/butanol/ polyoxyethylene (10) oleyl alc., and water/dodecane/pentanol/ polyoxyethylene (8) lauryl alc. A pronounced increase in cond. may be the result of a microstructural change, not an inversion from W/O to O/W. Microstructural evolutions of two model systems along two different diln. lines, where the wt. ratios of surfactant/alc./oil are 2:1:1 and 4:3:3, resp., are similar. The inversion from W/O to O/W microemulsion should occur at a water content much higher than 20-30 wt%. (c) 1998 Academic Press. [on SciFinder(R)]
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