Complexation of β-cyclodextrin with a gemini surfactant studied by isothermal titration microcalorimetry and surface tensiometry

Mária Benkö, László A. Király, Sándor Puskás, Zoltán Király

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We report on the inclusion complex formation of β-cyclodextrin (βCD) with a cocogem surfactant (counterion-coupled gemini surfactant; (bis(4-(2-alkyl)benzenesulfonate)-Jeffamine salt, abbreviated as ABSJ), studied by isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) and surface tension (SFT) measurements. We measured the critical micelle concentration (cmc) of ABSJ in water by the two experimental techniques in the temperature range 283-343 K, and determined the thermodynamic parameters of the complex formation directly by ITC and indirectly by the SFT. The stoichiometry (N), the binding constant (K), and the enthalpy of complexation were determined, and the Gibbs free energy and the entropy term were calculated from the experimental data. A novel method is presented for the determination of N and K by using surface tensiometry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6756-6762
Number of pages7
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - jún. 17 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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