The state of acrylamide confined within dry sodium bis(2-ethylhexyl)sulfosuccinate (AOT) and lecithin reversed micelles dispersed in CCl4 has been investigated by FTIR and H-1 NMR spectroscopy. Measurements have been performed at 25 degreesC as a function of the acrylamide-to-surfactant molar ratio (R) at a fixed surfactant concentration (0.1 mol kg(-1)). The analysis of experimental data, corroborated by the results of SAXS measurements, is consistent with the hypothesis that acrylamide is quite uniformly distributed among reversed micelles mainly located in proximity to the surfactant head-group region and that its presence induces significant unidimensional growth of micellar aggregates. Moreover, the confinement of acrylamide within reversed micelles involves some changes of the typical H-bonded structure of pure solid acrylamide attributable to the establishment of system-specific acrylamide/surfactant head group interactions. Preliminary experiments showed that, by exposure to X-rays, the polymerization of acrylamide can be induced in the confined space of dry AOT and lecithin reversed micelles. (C) 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
|Numero di pagine||9|
|Rivista||Journal of Colloid and Interface Science|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2004|
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