Adsorption Studies on Mixed Silica—Polymer—Surfactant Systems

T Cosgrove, SJ Mears, L Thompsen, I Howells

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Photon correlation spectroscopy measurements have been performed on aqueous silica dispersions containing physisorbed poly(ethylene oxide) in the presence of the surfactant sodium dodecyl sulfate. From the measurements, it appeared that near complete desorption of the polymer occurred around the critical micelle concentration of the pure surfactant. However, at very high surfactant concentrations, the apparent hydrodynamic thickness returned to its initial value in the absence of surfactant. The results are discussed in terms of the specific interactions between the polymer and the surfactant.
Translated title of the contributionAdsorption in mixed silica polymer surfactant systems
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSurfactant Adsorption and Surface Solubilization
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780841215511
ISBN (Print)9780841233331
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 1996

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918


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