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Micellization of Gemini Surfactants in Polymer Solutions

Mizellbildung von Gemini-Tensiden in Polymerlösungen
D. Tikariha , K. K. Ghosh and P. Quagliotto


The micellization behavior of three cationic gemini surfactants, C16H33N+(CH3)2(CH2)SN+(CH3)2C16H33, 2Br (s = 4, 6, 10) have been studied in the presence of 1% (w/v) and 5% (w/v) polyethylene glycol-600 (PEG-600) by conductivity measurements at 300–320 K. From the conductivity data the critical micelle concentration, the degree of counterion ionization (α) and the thermodynamics of micellization ΔGom, ΔHom, ΔSom, of the gemini surfactants have been determined. The micellar parameters show a significant dependence on the spacer length and as well as amount of polymer.


Die Bildung von Mizellen der drei kationischen Gemini-Tenside C16H33N+(CH3)2(CH2)SN+(CH3)2C16H33, 2Br (s = 4, 6, 10) in 1% (w/v)- und 5% (w/v)-Lösungen aus Polyethylenglycol-600 (PEG-600) wurde mittels Messung der Leitfähigkeit im Bereich von 300–320 K untersucht. Aus den Leitfähigkeitsmessungen wurde die kritische Mizellkonzentration (CMC), der Ionisierungsgrad (α) und die thermodynamischen Parameter der Mizellisierung ΔGom, ΔHom, ΔSom der Gemini-Tenside ermittelt. Die Parameter zeigen eine signifikante Anhängigkeit von der Länge des Spacers und von der Polymerkonzentration.

Dr. Kallol K. Ghosh, School of Studies in Chemistry, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur (C.G.), 492010, India, Tel.: +91-771-2263146 (O), 2262249 (R), Fax: +91-771-2262583. E-Mail:

Dr. Kallol K. Ghosh is presently a Professor of Physical Chemistry at School of Studies in Chemistry, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, India since 1998. He had been INSA/JSPS fellow at Seikei University, Tokyo, Japan and James Chair visiting fellow at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Canada. He has published 90 research papers. His research is focused on micellar catalysis, reaction mechanisms, hydroxamic acids and detoxifications.

Deepti Tikariha has completed M. Phil degree and is presently working as a Research Scholar in School of Studies in Chemistry, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur. India. Her research interest is to study the Physico-chemical properties of Gemini and monomeric surfactants.

Pierluigi Quagliotto is a Assosiate professor of Dipartimento di Chimica Generale ed Organica Applicata e Centro di Eccellenza NIS, Università degli Studi di Torino, Corso Massimo D'Azeglio 48, 10125, Torino, Italy.


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Received: 2009-09-22
Published Online: 2013-04-05
Published in Print: 2010-05-01

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