TITLE

Layer-to-layer adsorption of oppositely charged polyelectrolytes: The effect of molecular mass: 1. Formation of the first layer

AUTHOR(S)
Sergeeva, I. P.; Ermakova, T. B.; Semenov, D. A.; Sobolev, V. D.; Kiseleva, O. A.; Churaev, N. V.
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Colloid Journal;Sep2008, Vol. 70 Issue 5, p609
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The formation and properties of adsorption layers of poly(dimethyldiallylammonium chloride) with different molecular masses on the surface of fused quartz are studied by the capillary electrokinetics method. It is shown that the value of ζ potential depends on the flow rate of liquid determined by the pressure drop. Such behavior can be explained by the deformation of the adsorption layer. At low rates of liquid flow, constant values of adsorption and time needed to achieve these values decrease for the samples of lower molecular masses, which is probably related to the more closely packed structure and, hence, to the lower deformability of the adsorption layers, as well as to the shortest times during which conformational rearrangements proceed in the layer. The time of conformational changes in the adsorption layer significantly exceeds the time of adsorption. The adsorption of cationic polyelectrolyte is irreversible. It is found that the compaction of adsorption layers increases with time; the rate of compaction of layers of a low-molecular-mass polyelectrolyte is higher and the layers of a high-molecular-mass polyelectrolyte retain the residual deformability even for six days. The measurements of the filtration of polyelectrolyte solutions through thin quartz capillaries allow the thickness of adsorption layers and their deformation under pressure to be estimated.
ACCESSION #
34614476

 

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