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Surface Active Properties and Micellar Features of Copper Soaps Derived from Various Edible Oils

Arun Kumar Sharma1, *, Meenakshi Saxena2, Rashmi Sharma3
1 Department of Chemistry, Govt. P.G. College, Jhalawar-326001 (Raj.), India
2 S.D. Govt. College, Beawar – 305901 (Raj.), India
3 S.P.C. Govt. College, Ajmer – 305001 (Raj.), India



The molar volume, viscosity, specific viscosity, and fluidity of copper surfactant derived from various edible oils in methanol -benzene solvent have been determined at a constant temperature 303 K.

Methods / Results:

The results were used to calculate (CMC), soap complex-solvent interactions and the effect of chain length of the surfactant molecule on various parameters.

The conclusions with regard to soap-soap and soap- methanol -benzene interaction have been discussed in terms of well-known Moulik’s and Jones- Dole equations. The effect of surfactant concentration on viscosity of the solution in solvent mixture has been discussed.


The observations suggested that the structure breaking effect by the solute on the solvent molecules is more prominent above CMC as compared to below CMC after the formation of the micelles. The vital information plays an important role in various industrial process as well as biological applications.

Keywords: Cu(II) surfactant, Edible oils, Soap- solvent interaction, CMC, Viscosity.

Article Information

Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2018
Volume: 5
First Page: 119
Last Page: 133
Publisher Id: CHEM-5-119
DOI: 10.2174/1874842201805010119

Article History:

Received Date: 11/8/2018
Revision Received Date: 20/9/2018
Acceptance Date: 6/11/2018
Electronic publication date: 30/11/2018
Collection year: 2018

© 2018 Sharma et al.

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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Chemistry, Govt. P.G. College, Jhalawar-326001 (Raj.), India; Tel: +919352669899; E-mail:

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