Pseudophase Model in Microemulsions

A. Cid, Angel Acuña, Manuel Alonso-Ferrer, Gonzalo Astray, Luis García-Río, Jesus Simal-Gándara, Juan C. Mejuto

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The kinetic behaviours in microemulsions can be easily modelled using an extension of the pseudophase model previously developed for micellar catalysis. This model considers that the microheterogeneous media can be considered as the sum of different conventional reaction media, where the reagents are distributed and in which the reaction can occur simultaneously. The reaction rate observed in the microheterogeneous system will be the sum of the velocities in each one of the pseudophases. This use can be considered as an extension of the pseudophase model, which has been developed for the quantitative analysis of nitrosation reactions in AOT/isooctane/water microemulsions and has been applied successfully in the literature in a large variety of chemical reactions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Microemulsion - a Chemical Nanoreactor
EditorsJuan C. Mejuto
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2019


  • microemulsions
  • reverse micelles
  • kinetic model
  • pseudophase model


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