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Interaction of acridine orange monohydrochloride dye with sodiumdodecylsulfate, (SDS) cetyltrimethylammoniumbromide (CTAB) and p-tert-octylphenoxypolyoxy ethanol (Triton X 100) surfactants

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Results of spectrophotometric, conductometric and dialysis studies on the interaction of acridine orange monohydrochloride dye with sodiumdodecylsulfate (anionic), cetyltrimethylammoniumbromide (cationic) and Triton X 100 (nonionic) surfactants have been reported. The anionic surfactant, SDS has been observed to undergo both electrostatic and hydrophobic interactions with the dye cation. Aggregation of the dye molecules can be destroyed when the surfactant is in large excess, whereas, excess dye can check micellization of SD S. At a ratio of AO:SDS=1:7 and above, dye embedded mixed micelles are formed. These remain in a separate phase, probably as coacervates. At lower ratios than 1:7, aggregation of dye molecules is induced, which being complexed with SDS become stabilized as colloids. The colloid and the coacervate have been observed to be thermally stable, negatively charged materials that can be broken by salts, and cations of higher valency are more effective in this regard. An 1:3 = AO:SDS colloid has beeen found to be sufficiently large like the coacervates to pass through a membrane having cut off permeability for molecular weights 12,000 and above. All the above features of AO-SDS interaction have been observed to be absent for AO-CTAB and AO-TX 100 systems, Even hydrophobic interaction has played an insignificant role in these cases. Thus, the dye cation, the cationic and the nonionic surfactants have almost retained their self physicochemical identities in solution in the presence of each other. Electrostatic interaction is thus the primary requirement for acridine orange-surfactant (anionic) system; the hydrophobic effect is secondary and may become co-operative.

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Moulik, S.P., Ghosh, S. & Das, A.R. Interaction of acridine orange monohydrochloride dye with sodiumdodecylsulfate, (SDS) cetyltrimethylammoniumbromide (CTAB) and p-tert-octylphenoxypolyoxy ethanol (Triton X 100) surfactants. Colloid & Polymer Sci 257, 645–655 (1979). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01548834

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