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Langmuir. 2013 Jun 11;29(23):6964-8. doi: 10.1021/la401262w. Epub 2013 May 29.

Viscoelasticity moduli of aqueous C14EO8 solutions as studied by drop and bubble profile methods.

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Donetsk Medical University, 83003 Donetsk, Ukraine.

Abstract

The drop and bubble profile methods are used to study the viscoelasticity modulus of C14EO8 aqueous solutions within a wide concentration range. To determine the equilibrium concentration of the surfactant in the drop bulk, the correction is introduced for the surfactant losses caused by its adsorption on the drop surface. It is shown that with this correction the frequency dependencies of the viscoelasticity modulus measured by either of the two experimental techniques are almost the same. The theoretical model is used, which describes the surfactant dilational rheology assuming the diffusion-governed adsorption. The experimental data for C14EO8 solutions is described by the reorientation model that assumes the two states of surfactant molecules with different molar areas in the surface layer and the intrinsic compressibility of the molecules.

PMID:
23688004
DOI:
10.1021/la401262w
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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