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Phase diagram study of sodium dodecyl sulfate using dissipative particle dynamics
Choudhary M.,
Published in American Chemical Society
Volume: 5
Issue: 36
Pages: 22891 - 22900
Dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) simulations are performed to study the phase transition of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) in aqueous solution, which is an anionic surfactant commonly known as sodium dodecyl sulfate. In this work, the aim is to find a coarse-grained minimal model suitable to produce the full phase diagram of SDS. We examine the coarse-grained models of SDS, which have been used in earlier computational studies to produce the phases as well as for finding the critical micelle concentration (CMC) of SDS. We contrast the results based on these models with the experimental observations to assess their accuracy. Our research also takes into account the importance of sodium ions, which come from the partial dissociation of SDS, when dissolved in water. The effect of sodium ion has not been considered explicitly in the computational work done so far using dissipative particle dynamics. In light of the above explorations, we propose new models for SDS and demonstrate that they successfully produce a compendious SDS phase diagram, which can precisely overlay the experimental results. Copyright © 2020 American Chemical Society.
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