The effect of inorganic salts with different charge numbers of cations on the adsorption and micelle formation of dodecylammonium chloride (DAC) was clarified by applying the thermodynamic treatment of surfactant mixtures to mixtures of DAC with calcium and lanthanum chlorides and comparing the results with those of the sodium chloride-DAC mixture in the previous study. Surface tension of aqueous solutions of the salt-DAC mixture was measured as a function of the total molality of the mixture and the mole fraction of DAC in the mixture at 298.15 K under atmospheric pressure. Judging from the phase diagrams of adsorption and micelle formation obtained from the surface tension measurement, dodecylammonium cations expel inorganic cations from the adsorbed film and micelle and the repulsive interaction between dodecylammonium and inorganic cations increases with increasing charge number of the inorganic cation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry