Solubilization by Nonionic Surfactants in the HLB-Temperature Range

  • Stig Friberg
  • Irena Buraczewska
  • Jean Claude Ravey


A general pattern is presented of the solubilization of hydrocarbons in nonionic surfactants and water in HLB-temperature range. The separation of a third phase, the surfactant phase, with increasing temperatures gives a rational explanation to the ultra-low interfacial tensions between the water and the hydrocarbon solutions, which has been observed in these systems. Light scattering determinations gave evidence of a new kind of micellar aggregation in the liquid emulsifiers with added water. In contrast to the regular inverse micelles these aggregations show marked anisotropic properties.


Interfacial Tension Nonionic Surfactant Lamellar Liquid Crystal Aqueous Micellar Solution Phase Inversion Temperature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stig Friberg
    • 1
  • Irena Buraczewska
    • 2
  • Jean Claude Ravey
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUMRRollaUSA
  2. 2.The Swedish Institute for Surface ChemistryStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Universite de NancyNancyFrance

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