1st Edition

Gemini Surfactants
Synthesis, Interfacial and Solution-Phase Behavior, and Applications

Edited By

Raoul Zana


Jiding Xia

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ISBN 9780824747053
Published October 7, 2003 by CRC Press
385 Pages

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Book Description

Generating much interest in both academic and scientific circles, Gemini Surfactants gathers the most up-to-date research in gemini surfactantproduction and demonstrates how their propertiesand performance can revolutionize the current industrial application of these surfactants. It surveys the state of special gemini surfactants, including nonionic, zwitterionic, fluorinated, and amino-acid-based surfactants.

Gemini Surfactants considers the synthesis, phase behavior, and rheology of gemini and related surfactants and clarifies the adsorption and surface tension behavior of gemini surfactants at air–water, oil–water, and solid–water interfaces.  The book also details the physicochemical properties and microstructure of aqueous micellar solutions of gemini surfactants and describes mixed micellization between gemini surfactants and conventional surfactants.

Table of Contents

Synthesis of gemini (dimeric) and related surfactants, Isao Ikeda; models of gemini surfactants, H. Diamant and D. Andelman; adsorption and surface tension behaviour of gemini surfactants at air/water, oil/water and solid/water interfaces, E. Franses, M.R. Infante, L. Perez, A. Pinazo and A. Prosser; state of gemini surfactants in solution at concentrations below the CMC, Raoul Zana; gemini (dimeric) surfactants in water - solubility, CMC and thermodynamics of micellization and interaction with water soluble polymers, Raoul Zana; properties of micelles and of micellar solutions of gemini (dimeric) surfactants, Raoul Zana; rheology of solutions of gemini surfactants M. In; phase behaviour of gemini surfactants, Raoul Zana and M. In; mixed micellization between dimeric (gemini) surfactants and conventional surfactants, Raoul Zana and Jiding Xia; special gemini surfactants - Nonionic, Zwitterionic, fluorinated and amino-acid based, T. Davey; structure-performance relationships in gemini surfactants, Yun-Peng Zhu; applications of gemini surfactants, Jiding Xia and Raoul Zana.  

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“This new book on dimeric or Gemini surfactants is commended to reads interested in the preparation, behavior, and applications of surfactants. … There are more than 900 references and thorough subject index.”
— Arthur Hubbard, in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, No. 4705-4, October 2003