Determination of binding isotherms of ionic surfactants in polymer gels

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A thermodynamic analysis of the equilibrium of ionic surfactant solutions with polymer solutions, polymer microgels and macrogels is given. It is concluded that the amount of surfactant bound to the polymer cannot be calculated exactly from the total and equilibrium surfactant concentration measurements. A trace probe electrolyte method is suggested for the determination of the binding isotherm of the surfactant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-144
Number of pages4
JournalProgress in Colloid and Polymer Science
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2001



  • Binding isotherm
  • Macrogel
  • Microgel
  • Surfactant
  • Thermodynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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