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Article info. : 2008; 5(2) (pp 309~315)


Conductance Study of the Thermodynamics of Micellization of 1-Hexadecylpyridinium Bromide in Mixed Solvents Containing Dilute Electrolyte Solutions

F. Jalali*and A. Shaeghi Rad

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

(Received 2 May 2007, Accepted 21 September 2007)

The critical micelle concentration (CMC) of hexadecylpyridinium bromide (HDPB) is determined conductometrically in binary mixtures of water + cosolvent at various temperatures and at low concentrations of sodium bromide, ranging from 0 to 2.4 10-2 M. Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) and acetonitrile (AN) were used as cosolvents added to water. The ability of NaBr to lower the CMC of HDPB in water is inhibited by DMSO and AN. Thermodynamic parameters of micellization DHm, DSm, and DGm are evaluated according to the pseudo-phase model. The contribution of DMSO and AN in the micellization process of HDPB in aqueous electrolyte solutions are discussed in terms of the observed thermodynamic properties.

Micellization, Dimethylsulfoxide, Acetonitrile, Counter ion



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