Self-Consistent Mean Field Calculations of Polyelectrolyte-Surfactant Mixtures in Solution and upon Adsorption onto Negatively Charged Surfaces

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Guzmán Solis, Eduardo and Fernández Peña, Laura and S. Luengo, Gustavo and Rubio Caparrós, Ana María and Rey Gayo, Antonio and Léonforte, Fabien (2020) Self-Consistent Mean Field Calculations of Polyelectrolyte-Surfactant Mixtures in Solution and upon Adsorption onto Negatively Charged Surfaces. Polymers, 12 (3). p. 624. ISSN 2073-4360

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Abstract

Self-Consistent Mean-Field Calculations (SCF) have provided a semi-quantitative description of the physico-chemical behavior of six different polyelectrolyte-surfactant mixtures. The SCF calculations performed showed that both the formation of polymer-surfactant in bulk and the adsorption of the formed complexes onto negatively-charged surfaces are strongly affected by the specific nature of the considered systems, with the polymer-surfactant interactions playing a central role in the self-assembly of the complexes that, in turn, affects their adsorption onto interfaces and surfaces. This work evidences that SCF calculations are a valuable tool for deepening on the understanding of the complex physico-chemical behavior of polyelectrolyte-surfactant mixtures. However, it is worth noting that the framework obtained on the basis of an SCF approach considered an equilibrium situation which may, in some cases, be far from the real situation appearing in polyelectrolyte-surfactant systems.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:polyelectrolyte; surfactants; mixtures; complexes; adsorption; calculations
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Chemistry, Physical and theoretical
Sciences > Chemistry > Chemistry, Physical and theoretical
ID Code:66776
Deposited On:13 Jul 2021 14:39
Last Modified:14 Jul 2021 07:09

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