Comparative study of fluorinated and hydrogenated nonionic surfactants. I. Surface activity properties and critical concentrations

  • J. C. Ravey
  • A. Gherbi
  • M. J. Stébé
Amphiphile Solutions
Part of the Progress in Colloid & Polymer Science book series (PROGCOLLOID, volume 76)


In very dilute aqueous solutions, the behaviour of hydrogenated and fluorinated nonionics are similar but not identical. For air/water adsorption and micellisation, the main result is the equivalence in the length of the hydrophobic chains, which is about 1/1.7, but it also depends on temperature. An overview of comparative thermodynamic data is presented for both these phenomena.

Key words

Nonionic surfactants fluorinated surfactants surface activity critical concentrations thermodynamic potentials 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Ravey
    • 1
  • A. Gherbi
    • 1
  • M. J. Stébé
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie des Colloides U.A. CNRS No 406Lesoc Université de Nancy IVandoeuvre les NancyFrance

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