The standard gibbs free energy of adsorption and isotherms of adsorption of amphiphilic molecules and clusters at the oil/water and gas/water interfaces: Adsorption of dry and hydrated chlorophyll

V. S. Markin, M. I. Gugeshashvili, A. G. Volkov, G. Munger, R. M. Leblanc

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The thermodynamics of adsorption of large surface active compounds at the interface between two immiscible liquids is considered. These molecules are supposed to substitute at the interface a number of adsorbed molecules of both solvents. Gibbs free energy and the isotherm of adsorption of surface active amphiphilic compounds were calculated. The adsorption isotherms of dry and wet chlorophyll a at the octane/water and air/water interfaces are measured. The difference between the adsorption behavior of chlorophyll a dissolved in dry and wet octane is discovered. The thermodynamic parameters of chlorophyll monomer and hydrated oligomer of chlorophyll a adsorption at octane/water interface are determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)264-275
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Colloid And Interface Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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