Nonionic surfactants are frequently used as emulsifiers in nonpolar oil+water systems and as solubilisation agents for oil in water, or vice versa. In the latter application the amount of, say, water that can be solubilised in nonpolar oil (to give microemulsion droplets) depends on: (a) the capacity of the micelles to incorporate water; and (b) the fraction of surfactant originally present as micelles. This paper is concerned with the single-phase water-in-oil (W/O) microemulsion regions enclosed by the haze…
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