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It helps readers quickly retrieve necessary information from the literature, and assists researchers in planning new measurements where data are missing. A valuable resource for the modern chemistry field, the Handbook clearly details how measurements were conducted and methodically explains the nomenclature. It presents data essential for the production and use of polymers as well as for understanding the physical behavior and intermolecular interactions in polymer solutions.

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Even in the days of easy internet access to information the present compilation is of invaluable help for students and faculty likewise. For scientists working in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, material science, physics, and biotechnology the Handbook of Phase Equilibria and Thermodynamic Data of Aqueous Polymer Solutions undoubtedly constitutes an indispensable source of information.

It can therefore be recommended without reservations of any kind. We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption. Most VitalSource eBooks are available in a reflowable EPUB format which allows you to resize text to suit you and enables other accessibility features. When designing the stirrers and adjusting the stirring speed, the aim has been to minimize the heat of friction from stirring and the mechanical wear of dissolved proteins by keeping the stirring speed as low as possible. The advice in the manuals for the commercial calorimeters applies to such conditions.

But even small changes in viscosity of the calorimetric solution can have a detrimental effect on the stirring efficiency. Problems can arise when studying, for instance, polymer solutions or when solvents other than water are used. In the disc-shaped vessel of the MicroCal calorimeter, the tip of the injection needle is modified to act as a stirrer and the syringe rotates to achieve stirring.

The stirring blades cannot extend further into the sample than the width of the cell and a large fraction of the liquid may be out of reach. Experiments using different stirring speeds may indicate if the stirring is sufficient for the system studied. An efficient turbine stirrer is needed to achieve satisfactory mixing in the cylindrical 4 mL vessel used with the TAM heat conduction calorimeter.

It is important that the stirrer induces a vertical movement in the liquid. Horizontal stirring resulting in liquid layers is easy to achieve but will not give a homogenous solution. We have found it very valuable to perform bench experiments using transparent plastic vessels to check stirring efficiency. The flow pattern in the solution to be studied can then be examined by injecting a colored solution. One should keep in mind that the viscosity may change significantly during a titration experiment.

This is most likely to happen when surfactant solution is added to a polymer solution where the interaction between polymer chains may be changed by the added surfactant. A change in viscosity will give a change of the baseline as the heat of friction from stirring will change. This baseline shift may need to be considered when calculating the peak area.

Usually, microcalorimeters are calibrated electrically, which is convenient and highly accurate if the electrical heater is properly placed. However, in order to check the overall performance of the system, including the auxiliary equipment, we recommend the use of a suitable test reaction. However, the heat effect is too large for many of the instruments. The dilution of aqueous Micelle formation of surfactants in water. The critical Smicelle concentration, c.

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In a typical experiment, small aliquots of concentrated surfactant solution, the titrant solution, are injected into the reaction vessel initially containing pure solvent. The concentration, C 0 , of the titrant solution should be high, at least 20 times the c. In the first few injections giving final concentrations below the c. N is the aggregation number, S N C o the concentration of micelles in the titrant solution and S c i is the monomer concentration in the vessel after the i th injection.

The amount of amphiphile S added in each injection is n inj and the enthalpy change, q i , is calculated from the integrated area of the calorimetric peak. When the final concentration in the vessel reaches the c. Process 1 minus process 4 gives. The concept of a critical micellization concentration is not well defined but has its most precise interpretation within the pseudo phase separation model.

The definition of c.

The smaller N is, the wider the range where f mic has values between 0 and 1. This is exemplified by the calorimetric titration curve for 10 wt. In the beginning all added micelles break up to monomers and f mic is zero. In the c. The steepness of the titration curve normalized to the c.

In Figure 2a , the c. The concentration at the crossing point in Figure 2b between extrapolated initial and linear ascent lines will be close to the c. It will be the concentration where the start of formation of micelles is detected. However, the c. The inflection point in the titration curve can be chosen as a measure of the c.

The concentration at the intersection of the pre- and post-micellar tangents in the curve of the cumulative enthalpy changes, that is the integral enthalpies of dilution , has also been denoted the c. For large N, say above 50, and accordingly low c. For such systems, the pseudo phase separation model usually suffices for a basic thermodynamic description. In this model the c. However, for smaller N different ways to define the c. For C 8 EO 4 as shown in Figure 2b , the difference will be of the order of 1 mmol kg -1 , that is, significantly larger than the experimental uncertainty.

Thus, care should be taken when reporting to describe how values of c. The variable f mic in Figure 2a was calculated from the mass action law model for micelle formation, also named the closed-association model in reference This model gives a good description of basic features of micelle formation of nonionic amphiphiles such as C 8 EO 4. In dilute solution of nonionic surfactants, the activities of the solute species can be approximated with concentrations. From fits of this model to calorimetric titration curves, values of c.

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The shape of the calorimetric titration curve will depend on the aggregation number N, the size distribution of the micelles and on the purity of the sample. The curves are S-shaped but, as Figure 2 shows, they do not need to be symmetric. This figure depicts micelle formation of a pure homologue of a nonionic amphiphile C 8 EO 4 with an aggregation number of just above If the sample contains impurities of other homologues or other impurities this will influence the aggregation process and change the shape of the calorimetric titration curve.

Triton-X has a low c. Micelle formation of ionic surfactants is more complicated. For large aggregation numbers, say above 50, and accordingly fairly low c. While the monomer concentration of nonionic amphiphiles above the c. A more direct method with fewer adjustable parameters is based on the treatment of the electrostatic interactions using the Poisson-Boltzmann equation. We start with nonionic amphiphiles.

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Relation 6 shows that if we extrapolate the differential dilution enthalpies below and above the c. This value is the enthalpy of formation of micelles at the c. At the c. Pre-micellar region. Usually, the observed dilution enthalpies in the pre-micellar region are not constant but show an endothermic slope with increasing concentration.

For SDS 11 the slope in the pre-micellar region was found to be dm 3 kJ mol -2 and dm 3 kJ mol -2 for lithium perfluorononanate 26 and again not varying with temperature. The slope increases with the length of alkyl chains and the increase in hydrophobicity. This nonideality in the pre-micellar region is ascribed to pairwise interaction between the hydrophobic chains.

Post-micellar region. At concentrations well above the c. In systems with lower aggregation numbers the situation is different. However, this slope is not due to dilution effects but to a continued break up of micelles. Still, at four times the c. Figure 1 in reference In this case where the aggregation number is of the order of 25, routine extrapolation back to the c.

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In this case, extrapolation back from concentrations above, say, five times the c. In order to obtain a reliable value, the micelle formation process should be modeled using the mass-action law model to find out at what concentration demicellization can be ignored. The c. For example, the c.

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Due to the higher concentration and the presence of charged species, the dilution enthalpies in the post-micellar region may be significant and also vary noticeably with increasing concentration. Extrapolation of a linear section back to the c. Extrapolation to the c. In case c.