Liquid phase behavior of perfluoroalkylalkane surfactants

Pedro Morgado, Honggang Zhao, Felipe J. Blas, Clare McCabe, Luis Paulo N. Rebelo, Eduardo J.M. Filipe

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Abstract

We have performed a combined experimental and theoretical study of the thermodynamic properties of semifluorinated alkanes. In particular, the liquid density of perfluorohexylhexane (F6H6) and perfluorohexyloctane (F6H8) has been measured as a function of temperature from 273.15 to 353.15 K and at four temperatures as a function of pressure up to 600 bar. The results were interpreted using the SAFT-VR equation of state. The perfluoroalkylalkanes were modeled as heterosegmented diblock chains using parameters for the alkyl and perfluoroalkyl segments developed in earlier work. Through this simple approach, we are able to predict the thermodynamic behavior of the perfluoroalkylalkanes studied without fitting to any experimental data for the systems being studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2856-2863
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Volume111
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2007

Keywords

  • Phospholipids
  • Fluorocarbons
  • Air-water interface

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