Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1982, 47, 776-784

Spectrophotometric study of the effect of tensides on triphenylmethane dyes

Vlasta Škarydová and Ludmila Čermáková

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Charles University, 128 40 Prague 2


The effect of cation-active tenside 1-carbethoxypentadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (Septonex) on the absorption spectra of selected triphenylmethane dyes, eriochromcyanine R and bromopyrogallol red, was studied. The effect of the micelle aggregates of the tenside on the spectrophotometric characteristics of the individual dissociated forms of the dyes was demonstrated and the influence of strong electrolytes (NaCl, NaNO3) was studied. The interaction of both dyes with the micelle form of the nonionic tenside Triton X-100 was studied under similar experimental conditions.