Reversed AOT micelles
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Abstract Distribution constants and standard enthalpies of transfer of ethylenediamine (en), N,N-dimethylaminoethylamine (dmen) and N,N,N′,N′-tetramethylethylenediamine (tmen) partitioned between n-heptane and water containing reversed sodium bis(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate (AOT) micelles as a function of the molar concentration ratio R (R=[water]/[AOT]) were evaluated by a calorimetric method. The results show that en, dmen and tmen molecules, solubilized in the reversed micelles, are distributed between the micellar aqueous core and the micellar palisade layer. An analysis of the thermodynamic parameters of the partition process demonstrates the peculiar solvent properties of the water containing reversed AOT micelles.
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