V G Gaikar
Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics
Volume 63 Issue 2 August 2004 pp 357-362
The aggregation behaviour of a hydrotrope, sodium
Volume 71 Issue 5 November 2008 pp 953-957 Small Angle Neutron Scattering
The aqueous solutions of sodium cumene sulphonate (NaCS) and its mixtures with each of cetyl trimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) and sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) are characterized by small angle neutron scattering (SANS). NaCS when added to CTAB solution leads to the formation of long rod-shaped micelles with a dramatic increase in the CTAB aggregation number. Its addition to SDS on the other hand results in the formation of smaller mixed micelles where part of SDS molecules in the micelle is replaced by NaCS molecules.