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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 12 | Page No.: 2301-2306
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2009.2301.2306
 
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Effect of Organic Additives on the Cloud Point of Triton X-100 Micelles

M. Alauddin, T. Parvin and T. Begum

Abstract:
The mechanism of clouding of nonionic surfactant and the effect of additives on the cloud point has been investigated. The cloud point temperature of Triton X-100 solutions in the concentration range 1-10% and the cloud point behavior of 4 and 10% Triton X-100 solutions in the presence of some aliphatic alcohols and alkanes of different concentrations have been studied. A sharp rise in cloud point of aqueous solutions of Triton X-100 occurs with increasing surfactant concentration beyond 4%. A small but significant decrease in cloud point is observed upon the addition of hexane, heptane, octane and decane to 4 and 10% Triton X-100 solutions. The alkanes of higher chain length are more effective in depressing the cloud point and the extent of depression follows the order: decane>octane>heptane>hexane. Lower alcohols enhance the cloud point while the higher alcohols including butoxyethanol depress the cloud point. The depression of cloud point of Triton X-100 solutions containing same amount of alcohols follows the order: decanol>octanol>heptanol>hexanol>butanol.
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M. Alauddin, T. Parvin and T. Begum, 2009. Effect of Organic Additives on the Cloud Point of Triton X-100 Micelles. Journal of Applied Sciences, 9: 2301-2306.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2009.2301.2306

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2009.2301.2306

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