aqueous micelle

aqueous micelle

[¦āk·wē·əs mi′sel]
(biochemistry)
A spherical aggregate, 4-8 nanometers in diameter, formed dynamically from surfactants in water above a characteristic concentration, the critical micelle concentration.
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The comparative values of [K.sup.2.sub.m] = 16.06 x [10.sup.-4]/s mol/ [dm.sup.3] at pH-9.0, [K'.sub.w] = 6.60 x [10.sup.-5]/s [K'.sub.m] = 114.70 x [10.sup.-5]/s along with the values of [beta] = 0.75 for bis-p-MPPE resembles that of literature values are enough indicative for correctness of the model of ion exchange application, from which we draw the conclusion that the local concentration [O[H.sup.-]] bound to micelle is = 3.58 x [10.sup.-4] mol/[dm.sup.3] in borate buffer at pH-9.0 and that in water shows smaller volume of [O[H.sup.-]] ion and monoanion of bis-p-MPPE is present in aqueous micelle pseudo phase.
Savelli, "Organic reactivity in aqueous micelles and similar assemblies," Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry, vol.
Schubert, "Aqueous micelles from supramolecular graft copolymers," Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, vol.