The structure of water in aqueous solutions of polyoxyethylene monionic amphiphiles C10E5, where E5 denotes H2q(OCH2CH2)5OH, is studied by Raman scattering along an isothermal-path crossing the isotropic one-phase region from 0 to 1 amphiphile volume fraction phi. The isotropic OH stretching-vibration spectrum points out a water behavior that depends on the amphiphile concentration. The data analysis is performed using the bond-percolation model developed for water. The interpretation of scattering data leads to the following structural picture for the water in the systems: for phi lower than 0.75, water is partially bound to the oxyethylene groups of the amphiphile; above phi = 0.75 all water present in the system is bound. Analogously to the behavior of water in confined geometries, the structure of bound water presents a local fourfold-coordinated environment.
|Titolo:||Raman scattering and water structure in non-ionic amphiphile solution|
CORTI, MARIO (Penultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/07 - Fisica Applicata(Beni Culturali, Ambientali, Biol.e Medicin)|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1993|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|