Positive Cooperativity in Micelle Catalysed and Inhibited Chemical Reactions


  • Manipur University, Department of Chemistry, Imphal, Manipur, 795 003, India


The reaction of stabilized carbonium ions with hydroxide has been investigated in the micellar media under pseudo-first order conditions. The micelles of the cationic surfactant, CTAB have catalysed the reactions whereas the micelles of the anionic surfactant, SDS have inhibited the process. The kinetic data have been quantitatively analysed by applying the positive cooperativity model of enzyme catalysis. The effects of added counterions have also been investigated.


Micelle, Catalysis, Inhibition, Positive Cooperativity, Carbonium Ions, Hydroxide.

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