Hydrogen fluoride — a suitable solvent for the formation of micelles

Research paper by D. Peters, R. Miethchen

Indexed on: 01 Jan '93Published on: 01 Jan '93Published in: Colloid and polymer science


Relatively little attention has been paid to nonaqueous polar solvents as media for micellization. The properties of liquid hydrogen fluoride should favor the formation of micelles. The prerequisites for micellization in this solvent and the unique nature of HF are described. Some of the influencing factors like hydrogen bonding, cohesive energy density and Kirkwood-factor are discussed in detail. The CMC-data of selected surfactants in HF determined by solubilization measurements with hydrocarbons are given and discussed.