Diffusion in micellar systems: theory and molecular modelling

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Abstract

Recent development of experimental methods of investigation of diffusion in micellar systems and rethinking of the available material led to an increase in the number of theoretical studies in this field. This review summarizes the achievements in the general theory of micellization based on the law of mass action and in its applications to migration of surfactants in micellar systems. The law of mass action itself is modified to describe aggregative systems not only at low but also at moderate concentrations. New methods for calculating the concentrations of monomers and micelles in nonionic and ionic micellar systems are presented. Methods for estimating the micellar diffusion coefficient and the aggregation number from experimental data on surfactant diffusion are described. The theory of diffusion of electrically neutral micelles in concentrated ionic micellar solutions is developed. Computer simulation is an important tool complementing analytical and experimental methods of investigation of diffusion pr
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-588
JournalRussian Chemical Reviews
Volume86
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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