International Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics Vol. 12(1), pp. 1 - 9
DOI: 10.13189/ijbb.2024.120101
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Dynamic Surface Tension Study of Solid Nanoparticles Adsorption at a Water/Oil Interface


Papa Mady Sy 1,*, Nicolas Anton 2, Sidy Mouhamed Dieng 3, Alphonse Rodrigue Djiboune 1, Louis Augustin Diaga Diouf 1, Boucar Ndong 4, Gora Mbaye 1, Thierry Vandamme 2, Mounibé Diarra 1
1 Laboratory of Physics and Pharmaceutical Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Odontology, UCAD, Dakar, Senegal
2 Inserm/Unistra, CRBS, UMR 1260 Regenerative NanoMedicine, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
3 Laboratory of Galenic Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Odontology, UCAD, Dakar, Senegal
4 Laboratory of Medical Biophysics and Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Odontology, UCAD, Dakar, Senegal

ABSTRACT

The objective of this study focused is understanding the mechanisms involved in the stabilization of water/oil interfaces by solid nanoparticles (NPs). Magnesium oxide and magnesium hydroxide of different sizes and in different electrolytes concentrations were studied and compared, at a model water/cyclohexane interface, in a drop tensiometer. Gradual interfacial adsorption of NPs, initially dispersed in water, were followed by tensiometry. Indeed, the model interface was maintained and observed in a drop tensiometer, analyzed through the axisymetrical drop shape analysis (ADSA), in order to determine the interfacial properties. Owing to the direct relationship between Pickering emulsion (emulsions stabilized by solid nanoparticles) stability and the interfacial properties of these layers, different nanoparticulate systems were compared, magnesium hydroxide (Mg(OH)2) NPs, magnesium oxide (MgO) NPs, with different size. In addition, the concentration of electrolytes (NaCl) in the bulk phase was shown to induce a partial NPs aggregation (so-called NPs flocs), with an important incidence on the interfacial layer stability. Dynamic interfacial tension data will be analyzed using the classical Ward and Tordai model. Dynamic surface tension measurements revealed a sharp decrease of interfacial tension with MgO NPs and Mg(OH)2 NPs without NaCl. For the flocs of nanoparticles aggregated that forms obtained with the presence of NaCl 2mM, a slow decrease of interfacial tension was observed unlike individual nanoparticles.

KEYWORDS
Nanoparticles, Adsorption, Interfacial Tension, Pickering Emulsion

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Papa Mady Sy , Nicolas Anton , Sidy Mouhamed Dieng , Alphonse Rodrigue Djiboune , Louis Augustin Diaga Diouf , Boucar Ndong , Gora Mbaye , Thierry Vandamme , Mounibé Diarra , "Dynamic Surface Tension Study of Solid Nanoparticles Adsorption at a Water/Oil Interface," International Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 1 - 9, 2024. DOI: 10.13189/ijbb.2024.120101.

(b). APA Format:
Papa Mady Sy , Nicolas Anton , Sidy Mouhamed Dieng , Alphonse Rodrigue Djiboune , Louis Augustin Diaga Diouf , Boucar Ndong , Gora Mbaye , Thierry Vandamme , Mounibé Diarra (2024). Dynamic Surface Tension Study of Solid Nanoparticles Adsorption at a Water/Oil Interface. International Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 12(1), 1 - 9. DOI: 10.13189/ijbb.2024.120101.