Contains selected invited papers presented at the 10th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution held in Caracas, Venezuela. The volume covers phase behaviour of monolayers, contact angle hysteresis, micellar relaxation, micellar catalyzed reactions, polymerization in microemulsions, polymer-surfactant complexation, asphaltenes, and more.

part |104 pages

Surfactant Fundamentals

chapter |30 pages

Branched Versus Linear Hydrocarbon Chains in Surfactants : Ellipsometric Evidence of Anomalous Refractive Indices

ByArun K. Chattopadhyay, L. Ghaïcha, R.M. Leblanc

chapter |23 pages

Is Contact Angle Hysteresis Due to a Film Present Behind the Drop?

ByEmil Chibowski, Lucyna Holysz, Anna Zdziennicka, Fernando González-Caballero

chapter |9 pages

STM Molecular Imaging of Disordered Molecular Wires

ByVladimiro Mujica

chapter |18 pages

Studies of Morphology and Phase Behavior of Monolayers

ByD. Vollhardt

chapter |22 pages

Thermodynamics of Adsorption of a Cationic Surfactant at Solid-Water Interfaces

ByD.K. Chattoraj, P. Mahapatra, S. Biswas

part |74 pages

Surfactant Fundamentals

chapter |11 pages

Micellar Catalyzed Reactions in Mixed Solvent Systems

ByLavinel G. Ionescu, Elizabeth Fátima de Souza

chapter |12 pages

Silica Gels From Microemulsions

ByStig E. Friberg, Johan Sjöblom

chapter |21 pages

The State of Water and Surfactant in Surfactant-Based Lyotropic Liquid Crystals

ByJorge E. Puig, J.F.A. Soltero, Elias I. Franses, Luis A. Torres, Pablo C. Schulz

part |42 pages

Polymer-Surfactant Interactions

chapter |29 pages

Polymer-Surfactant Complexation in Dilute Aqueous Solutions

ByY.J. Nikas, D. Blankschtein

part |112 pages

Adsorption of Surfactants

chapter |11 pages

Adsorption of High and Low Molecular Weight Natural Surfactants at the Crude Water-Oil Interface and Their Influence on γ-pH and γ-Time Behavior

BySócrates Acevedo, María A. Ranaudo, Luis B. Gutiérrez, Gastón Escobar

chapter |17 pages

Studies on Asphaltenes and Related Petroleum Fractions at Interfaces

ByGaspar González, Sandra M. Saraiva, José Farias de Oliveira, Finlay MacRitchie

chapter |11 pages

Influence of Surfactants on the Adhesion of Clay Particles to Metal Surfaces

ByLirio Quintero, José Blanco, Vladimir León

chapter |36 pages

Double Emulsions Stabilized by Macromolecular Surfactants

ByNissim Garti, Abraham Aserin

part |45 pages

Biological Applications of Surfactants

chapter |22 pages

The Design and Evaluation of a Novel Submicron Amphotericin B Emulsion in Systemic Murine Cryptococcosis

ByMenashe Y. Levy, Itzhack Polacheck, Yechezkel Barenholz, Simon Benita

chapter |11 pages

Plant Protein Purification Using Cloud Point Extraction (CPE)

ByRoque Bru, Alvaro Sánchez-Ferrer, Manuela Pérez-Bilabert, José Manuel López-Nicolás, Francisco García-Carmona

part |33 pages

Environmental Aspects

chapter |13 pages

Environmental Risk Assessment of Ethoxylated Non-Ionic Surfactants

ByJ. Sánchez Leal, M.T. García, I. Ribosa, F. Comelles

chapter |19 pages

Toxic Spill Remediation of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons Via Microemulsion Formation

ByJimmie R. Baran, Gary A. Pope, Christopher Schultz, William H. Wade, Vinitha Weerasooriya, Anusha Yapa