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Inhibition of Bubble Coalescence by Osmolytes: Sucrose, Other Sugars and Urea

Henry, Christine; Craig, Vincent


We report on bubble coalescence inhibition by non-surface-active, nonelectrolytes urea and sucrose, and other small sugars, in aqueous solution. Urea has no effect on bubble stability up to high concentrations>1 M, while sucrose inhibits coalescence in the range 0.01-0.3 M, similar to inhibiting electrolytes. Urea and sucrose both increase bubble coalescence inhibition in inhibiting and noninhibiting electrolytes in a cooperative manner, but urea decreases the efficacy of sucrose in mixed...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Langmuir
DOI: 10.1021/la9015355


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