Phase behavior of microemulsions made with n-alkyl monoglucosides and n-alkyl polyglycol ethers

Larry D. Ryan, Kai V. Schubert, Eric W. Kaler

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Abstract

The phase behavior of mixtures of water, octane, n-alkyl polyglycol ethers (CiEj), and n-alkyl β-D-glucopyranosides (CmG1) is systematically studied as a function of temperature and composition. The addition of CmG1 to water-octane-CiEj mixtures promoted formation of a three-phase region that is nearly independent of temperature in all mixtures studied. The size and extent of this three-phase region are shown as a function of CmG1 concentration and hydrophibicity and CiEj amphiphilicity. This unique behavior arises from the extremely low oil solubility of the alkyl monoglucosides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1510-1518
Number of pages9
JournalLangmuir
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 19 1997

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