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Title: Investigation of structures in polyelectrolyte/surfactant complexes by X-ray scattering
Authors: Kogej, K ×
Evmenenko, G
Theunissen, Elisabeth
Berghmans, Hugo
Reynaers, Harry #
Issue Date: Jan-2001
Publisher: Amer chemical soc
Series Title: Langmuir vol:17 issue:11 pages:3175-3184
Abstract: Structural investigation in systems of anionic polyelectrolytes and dodecyl- (DPC) and cetylpyridinium chlorides (CPC were performed at various surfactant to polyelectrolyte (S/P) ratios using synchrotron X-ray scattering. The polyelectrolytes used were sodium poly(styrenesulfonate) (NaPSS), poly(acrylate) (NaPA), and poly(methacrylate) (NaPMA). From the Bragg peaks emerging in the scattering curves, different types of organization of the surfactant in conjunction with the polyion are proposed. They depend on the surfactant chain length, on the polyelectrolyte chemistry, and on the S/P value:. (1) NaPSS/DPC tall S/P values), NaPSS/CPC (S/P < 1), and NaPA(NaPMA)/DPC (S/P < 1) complexes produced a micellelike organization of the surfactant along the polyion chain. The NaPSS-induced micelle is smaller in size than the ordinary one because of the inclusion of the aromatic rings on the PSS chain into the hydrophobic interior of the micelle. The size of the ordered elements in complexes with the hydrophilic NaPA and NaPMA corresponds to the radius of an ordinary globular micelle together with the thickness of the polyelectrolyte chain that surrounds it. (2) In NaPSS/CPC precipitate (SIP I), a hexagonal phase is observed with a unit cell parameter equal to 39.5 Angstrom. (3) The multiple reflections in the scattering curves of NaPA(NaPMA)/DPC complexes with S/P greater than or equal to 1 and of NaPA(NaPMA)/CPC ones for all S/P values point to some cubic structure. The cell constants of these mesophases correspond approximately to 2.5 diameters of a globular surfactant micelle. (4) In addition to a cubic phase, a well-pronounced hexagonal phase with a unit cell parameter of 40.5 Angstrom develops in the NaPA/CPC case with SIP greater than or equal to 1.
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ISSN: 0743-7463
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Molecular Imaging and Photonics
Chemistry - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
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