Hydrophobicity, specific ion adsorption and reactivity

B. W. Ninham, Kazue Kurihara, O. I. Vinogradova

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Abstract

Long-range hydrophobic interactions and ion co-ion and counterion adsorption specificity in interactions and in self-assembly have posed a real puzzle for theories of colloid science. Also, a role for dissolved gas has hardly been considered. A variety of observations apparently in conflict with established theories are discussed and analyzed. These point to defects in the present theoretical framework and to ways in which a reconciliation can be achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-12
Number of pages6
JournalColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Volume123-124
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 May 15
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hydrophobicity
  • Reactivity
  • Specific ion absorption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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