O/W microemulsions at low surfactdant content

  • C. M. C. Gambi
  • L. Léger
  • C. Taupin
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Oil-water microemulsions of the five components system water/soldium chloride/toluene/1-butanol/sodium dodecyl sulfate exhibit diffuseness (due to a turbidity gradient) for a very low surfactant content, 0.6 ÷ 0.006% w/w. The main characteristics of such microemulsions are described and the existence of nonuniformity is discussed.

Key words

Microemulsions with 5 components water toluene 1-butanol chloride and dodecylsulfate of soodium Winsor-phases diffusion effects influence of temperature 


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© Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag GmbH & Co. KG 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. M. C. Gambi
    • 4
    • 1
  • L. Léger
    • 2
    • 3
  • C. Taupin
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.CISM (of the MPI) and GNSM (of the CNR) groupsItaly
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière CondenséeCollège de FranceParisFrance
  3. 3.GRECO “Microemulsions” du CNRSFrance
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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