Chemical shift imaging of molecular transport in colloidal systems: Visualization and quantification of diffusion processes
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Magnetic resonance imaging with chemical shift resolution is demonstrated to provide detailed information about molecular transport on the macroscopic scale in complex colloidal systems. The concentrations of species with distinct 1 H resonance lines can be quantified from spatially resolved, high-resolution, H-1 nuclear magnetic resonance spectra. The method is demonstrated by experiments on three systems with multiple simultaneous transport processes where the diffusion coefficients depend on position and/or on the concentration of other species: (1) release of poly(ethylene glycol) and imidazole from a hydrogel into an external reservoir of water, (2) migration of acetic acid and tetramethylammonium ions in a highly concentrated water-in-oil emulsion with initially non-uniform concentration of solutes, and (3) release of tetramethylammonium ions loaded into a hydrogel triggered by the diffusion of methyl green into the gel matrix.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Journal of Colloid and Interface Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|