Investigation on the solubilization of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the presence of single and mixed Gemini surfactants.

@article{Wei2011InvestigationOT,
  title={Investigation on the solubilization of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the presence of single and mixed Gemini surfactants.},
  author={Jia Wei and Guohe Huang and Chunjiang An and Hui Zhu Yu},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  year={2011},
  volume={190 1-3},
  pages={840-7}
}
Water solubility enhancements of naphthalene (Naph), phenanthrene (Phen) and pyrene (Py) by a series of single cationic Gemini surfactants (CG(s), s=4, 8, 12 and 16) as well as their equimolar binary combinations (CG(12-m), m=4, 8 and 16) have been investigated. The relationships between their surface properties and solubilizing capacities toward three polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) have been quantified and discussed. The selected single Gemini surfactants observably enhance the water… CONTINUE READING