Catalysis in Micellar and Liquid Crystalline Phases
The reaction rates were determined of p-nitrophenyl laurate hydrolysis in a lameller liquid crystalline phase containing water, cetyl trimethyl ammonium bromide and hexanol. The pronounced increase in the rate of reaction taking place in the water content range 50 – 70 percent (W/W) was related to a reduction in activation energy and with changes in the structure of the phase.
KeywordsLiquid Crystal Cetyl Trimethyl Ammonium Bromide Reversed Micelle Liquid Crystalline Phase Order Rate Constant
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