micellar catalysis

micellar catalysis

[mī¦sel·ər kə′tal·ə·səs]
(chemistry)
Enhancement of the rate of a chemical reaction in solution by the addition of a surfactant, so that the reaction proceeds in the environment of surfactant aggregates.
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Testof the pseudophase model of micellar catalysis. Its partial failure.
Kinetics of micellar catalysis and inhibition on alkaline fading of stable tri- phenyl methyl dye cations.
Micellar catalysis of reaction in aqueous solution is generally explained in terms of distribution of reactants between water and micelles with reactions occurring in both media (PENG; GAO, 2006).
The fundamental process in micellar catalysis or inhibition is the counter ion binding with the micelle.
Over the course of the first three chapters he describes the physicochemical properties of micelles, presents the general theory of catalysis in chemical reactions, and introduces the kinetic models and general mechanisms of micellar catalysis. Effects on reaction rates are explored in the following three chapters, which individually discuss normal micelles, mixed normal micelles, and metallomicelles.