Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 35(4), 465 (2019).

Adsorption Behavior of Curcumin onto Cetyltrimethylammonium Chloride Reverse Micelles Immobilized on a Glass Surface As Studied by Polarized Visible Attenuated Total Reflection Spectrometry with a Glass Slab Optical Waveguide
Takuya NISHIWAKI,* Kiichi SATO,* Kin-ichi TSUNODA,* Hiroaki HORIUCHI,* and Terufumi FUJIWARA**
*Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Gunma University, Tenjin-cho, Kiryu 376-8515, Japan
**Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8526, Japan
Polarized visible attenuated total reflection spectrometry with a glass slab optical waveguide revealed that when a hydrophobic dye, curcumin, was adsorbed onto the cetyltrimethylammonium chloride (CTAC) reverse micelles immobilized on a glass surface, in an undissociated form, the curcumin was perpendicular to the surface plane, while in a dissociated form, the curcumin was parallel to the plane. This implies that the former may be located in the CTAC monolayer while the latter may be located in the reverse micellar water phase immobilized on the plane.