Ionic Rectification Properties of a Bipolar Interface Consisting of a Cationic Surfactant and Cation-Exchange Membrane
Authors: Suendo V.; Eto R.; Tanioka A.
Source: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 250, Number 2, June 2002 , pp. 507-509(3)
Publisher: Academic Press
A novel bipolar interface that consists of cationic surfactant and cation-exchange membrane was successfully prepared in an aqueous electrolyte system. This bipolar interface shows a ionic rectification behavior similar to that observed in bipolar membranes. However, different from bipolar membranes, this system has a total rectification behavior, where we cannot observe the occurrence of a water-splitting phenomenon, which always occurs in the bipolar membrane process under reverse bias conditions. © 2002 Elsevier Science (USA).
Document Type: Short communication
Affiliations: Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 152, Japan
Publication date: 2002-06-01