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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Thermal Signature Of Wormlike Micelles
Author: Ito
Thiago Heiji; Clinckspoor
Karl Jan; de Souza
Renato Nunes; Sabadini
Abstract: The variations in enthalpy (DfHWLM) and critical concentrations associated with the formation of wormlike micelles (WLMs) from combinations of tetradecyltrimethylammonium bromide (C(14)TAB) and various aromatic co-solutes were determined using isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC). Three groups of aromatic molecules were investigated: neutral (phenol), benzoate derivatives and cinnamate derivatives. In addition, the thermal stabilities of the WLMs (of hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide, C(16)TAB) and the aromatic co-solutes of the three groups were investigated by measuring the temperatures at which the WLMs break and lose their ability to produce hydrodynamic drag reduction. A comparison of the results was used to establish correlations between the spontaneity of WLMs formation, their thermal stability and the molecular structure of the aromatic co-solutes. A characteristic thermal pattern with four steps was observed when WLMs are formed, that depended on the co-solute structure. Micellar growth was found to be an exothermic process, related to the fusion of the end caps allied with the incorporation of more co-solutes. The co-solutes that had negative charge and were able to maintain planar configuration demonstrated stronger interactions and also showed higher thermal stability through drag reduction. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Subject: Viscoelastic Surfactant Solutions
Light-scattering Investigations
Cetyltrimethylammonium Bromide
Alkylpyridinium Surfactants
Giant Micelles
Country: LONDON
Citation: The Thermal Signature Of Wormlike Micelles. Academic Press Ltd- Elsevier Science Ltd, v. 94, p. 61-66 MAR-2016.
Rights: embargo
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.jct.2015.10.021
Date Issue: 2016
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