Turkish Journal of Chemistry




In the present study, we herein report the conductance behavior, effect of temperature, and chain-length of two environmentally friendly imidazolium cationic capric and stearic surfactants. The conductance behavior has been carried out in aqueous solvent (H2O) at four different temperatures such as 24 °C, 29 °C, 34 °C, and 39 °C. The normal micelles were formed in an aqueous solvent and critical micelle concentration (CMC) can be estimated through conductivity parameters. The expected dependency of the CMC on the alkyl chain length of the 3-(2-(decanoyloxy)ethyl)-1-methyl-1H-imidazol-3-ium-bromide and 3-(2-(octadecanoyloxy)ethyl)-1-methyl-1Himidazol- 3-ium-bromide was demonstrated. It was observed that the graphs of molar conduct activity v/s square root were not linear, which specifies that the synthesized surfactants behave as weak electrolytes in the dilute solutions. The electrochemical characterization of capric and stearic surfactant modified SPCE was studied in 1mM K3FeCN6 solution. The CS/SPCE and SS/SPCE were shown elevated sensitivity, high stability, and excellent conductivity. Moreover, the antimicrobial behaviors of the synthesized imidazolium cationic surfactants versus various microbial strains were evaluated. Results showed that capric surfactant demonstrated high antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli (MIC > 31.5 ?g/mL).


Electrolytes, cationic surfactants, micellization, cyclic voltammetry and antimicrobial activity

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