Ion Pair [NaCMC-CAPB] Complex Formed via Interaction of Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium Salt (NaCMC) with Cocamidopropyl Betaine (CAPB)

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1 Laboratory of Organic Electrolytes and Polyelectrolytes’ Application (LAEPO). Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tlemcen University, B. P. 119 13000 Tlemcen, Algeria

2 Laboratory of Organic Electrolytes and Polyelectrolytes’ Application (LAEPO). Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tlemcen University, B. P. 119 13000 Tlemcen, Algeria Higher School of Applied Sciences, B.P 165 13000 Tlemcen, Algeria.

3 Higher School of Applied Sciences, B.P 165 13000 Tlemcen, Algeria

10.22036/pcr.2022.347446.2121

Abstract

Polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs) based on oppositely charged polyelectrolytes-surfactants have gained great attention for their potential range of applications, such as membranes for filtration or in fuel cells and flocculants for water purification. In this current paper, the complex formed between carboxymethylcellulose sodium salt polyelectrolyte and cocamidopropyl betaine surfactant was reported. Conductimetry, potentiometry, viscometry and FTIR methods were used to study the structure and properties of this complex. The result shows that the complex is formed by ionic binding and hydrophobic aggregates. The measurements confirmed the interactions between the different functions in both components. Also, the characteristic concentrations of the complex NaCMC-CAPB such as critical aggregation concentration (CAC) and saturation concentration (X2) were calculated using the conductivity plots. The presence of charges in the complex explains water solubility in a wide range of polyelectrolyte and surfactant concentrations. Additionally, the effect of surfactant on reduced viscosity of polyelectrolyte solutions will be discussed.

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Ion Pair [NaCMC-CAPB] Complex Formed via Interaction of Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium Salt (NaCMC) with Cocamidopropyl Betaine (CAPB)

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Volume 11, Issue 3 - Serial Number 40
September 2023
Pages 549-558
  • Receive Date: 17 June 2022
  • Revise Date: 13 August 2022
  • Accept Date: 23 August 2022
  • First Publish Date: 23 August 2022