Controlling structure in associating polymer-surfactant mixtures

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Structures of concentrated mixtures of associating polymer-surfactant mixtures are important in many technical applications. Yet an in-depth understanding of how molecular parameters affect these structures is lacking. We here summarize the results of ongoing work using a novel simplified approach to the study of associating oppositely charged polymer-surfactant mixtures, introducing a minimum number of components to the various mixtures. The results illustrate the relations between systems with and without polyions, as well as effects of systematic changes of parameters such as surfactant chain length, polyion length, polyion charge density, and the charge density of the surfactant aggregate.


  • Lennart Piculell
  • Anna Svensson
  • Jens Norrman
  • Juliana Bernardes
  • Lina Karlsson
  • Watson Loh
Research areas and keywords

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  • Physical Chemistry


  • phase behavior, polyelectrolytes, surfactants, liquid, crystals, structures
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1419-1434
JournalPure and Applied Chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch