J. Phys. IV France 10 (2000) Pr7-215-Pr7-218
Infrared investigation of water encapsulated in non ionic reverse micellesJ.-B. Brubach1, 2, A. Mermet1, 2, A. Filabozzi1, 3, P. Colavita1, A. Gerschel1, 2 and P. Roy1, 2
1 LURE, UMR 130 du CNRS, bâtiment 209D, Université Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay cedex, France
2 CPMA, UMR 8611 du CNRS, bâtiment 490, Université Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay cedex, France
3 INFM and U. Roma 2, Via Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Roma, Italy
Water confined in non-ionic fluorocarbon reverse micelles was investigated through infrared spectroscopy. The characteristic OH stretching band is seen to exhibit significant changes upon growing water core size. An analysis in terms of three gaussians, each of which being ascribed to different water "type" molecules is performed. From a comparison with ionic systems, it is found that the presence of counterions is not a major factor in the perturbation of water connectivity, thus suggesting that the size of confinement prevails.
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