Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium Bridging of AOT to Mica at Constant Ionic Strength.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids
American Chemical Society (ACS)
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Allen, F., Truscott, C., Gutfreund, P., Welbourn, R. J., & Clarke, S. (2019). Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium Bridging of AOT to Mica at Constant Ionic Strength.. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 35 (17), 5753-5761. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b00533
The bridging effect of a series of common cations between the anionic mica surface and the AOT anion has been studied in a condition of constant ionic strength and surfactant concentration. It was found that sodium ions did not show any bridging effect in this system; however, calcium, magnesium, and potassium all caused adsorption of the organic to the mica surface. The concentrations at which bridging occurred was probed, revealing that only a very low bridging cation concentration was required for binding. The bridged layer stability was also investigated and the interaction was shown to be a weak one, with the bound layer in equilibrium with the species in the bulk and easily removed. Even maintaining ionic strength and bridging ion concentration was not sufficient to retain the layer when the free organic in solution was removed.
We thank EPSRC and BP plc for the funding (RG8620) that made this work possible.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b00533
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