Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 271, Issue 8, pp 774–779 | Cite as

Effects of micellar structure on solubilization ofn-octane andn-octanol

  • Yoshihiro Saito
  • M. Abe
  • T. Sato
Original Contributions


The solubilization ofn-octane andn-octanol in nonionic micelles of octaethylene glycoln-alkyl ethers was investigated by means of various techniques including solubilization, fluorescence, and dynamic light-scattering measurement. With respect to the effect of alkyl chain length of the surfactants, different solubilization behavior was observed betweenn-octane andn-octanol. That is to say, it was shown that the solubilization ofn-octane increases with an increase in the alkyl chain length, while that ofn-octanol decreases. An interpretation of these solubilization mechanisms is explained from the standpoint of the volume of hydrophobic and hydrophilic regions in a micelle.

Key words

Solubilization micellar structure n-octane n-octanol 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshihiro Saito
    • 1
  • M. Abe
    • 2
  • T. Sato
    • 1
  1. 1.College of PharmacyNihon UniversityFunabashi-shi, ChibaJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Science and TechnologyScience University of TokyoChibaJapan

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