Mixtures of Rhamnolipid Biosurfactant and Linker Molecule for Enhancing Styrene Adsolubilization

AMPIRA, CHAROENSAENG and CHUTHANAN, KHAMPAENG and EMMA, ASNACHINDA and PINPINAT, SUTTHINON and SUTHA, KHAODHIAR (2014) Mixtures of Rhamnolipid Biosurfactant and Linker Molecule for Enhancing Styrene Adsolubilization. In: International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural, Environmental and Bio-Technology - CSEB 2014, 08-09 March, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Rhamnolipid biosurfactant modified-surfaces were prepared to adsolubilize styrene in their admicellar structures with and without a coupling of linker molecules; three systems of alcohol containing different number of carbon atoms in alkyl chain (1-butanol, 1-octanol and 1-dodecanol). The effects of linker molecules to styrene adsolubilization on the rhamnolipid biosurfactant modified-surface were investigated. The partitioning of styrene into an admicelle is described by the admicellar partition coefficient (Kadm). Results showed that rhamnolipid biosurfactant with the present of linker molecules had the larger Kadm value than those containing of surfactant alone (Kadm= 3042). In addition, Kadm values increased with respect to the carbon atoms in alcohol molecules. In considering the effect of linker molecules, the Kadm for the mixture of dodecanol (12-Carbon), octanol (8-Carbon) and butanol (4-Carbon) were 4070, 3759 and 3612, respectively. The result indicated that the adsolubilization capacity increased with increasing carbon chain lengths of linker molecules, since linker molecules can enhance the adsolubilization capacity of styrene by enlarging the adsolubilization region in the admicelle through partitioning with surfactant tails.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adsolubilization, Rhamnolipid, Linker molecule, Styrene
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 11 May 2019 10:53
Last Modified: 11 May 2019 10:53
URI: http://publications.theired.org/id/eprint/2216

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