Anionic Surfactants on Anionic Substrate: Monovalent Cation Binding
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Allen, F., Griffin, L., Alloway, R., Gutfreund, P., Lee, S., Truscott, C., Welbourn, R., et al. (2017). Anionic Surfactants on Anionic Substrate: Monovalent Cation Binding. Langmuir, 33 (32), 7881-7888. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b01837
Neutron reflectometry has been used to study the adsorption of the anionic surfactant bis(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate cesium salt on the anionic surface of mica. Evidence of significant adsorption is reported. The adsorption is reversible and changes little with pH. This unexpected adsorption behavior of an anionic molecule on an anionic surface is discussed in terms of recent models for surfactant adsorption such as cation bridging, where adsorption has been reported with the divalent ion calcium but not previously observed with monovalent ions.
BP P.L.C. are thanked for financial support (RG86209).
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b01837
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/269020