Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol.298, No.2, 730-741, 2006
pH-dependent surface charging and points of zero charge III. Update
The recently published points of zero charge (PZC) of various materials are compiled to update previous compilations [M. Kosmulski, Chemical Properties of Material Surfaces, Dekker, New York, 2001; M. Kosmulski, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 253 (2002) 77; M. Kosmulski, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 275 (2004) 214]. The recent results corroborate the previously found PZC with a few exceptions. The PZC of alumina obtained from the second-harmonic generation response is substantially lower than the PZC obtained by means of standard methods, while for titania the difference is less significant. PZC of Tl2O3 at pH 7.9 was reported for the first time. A surprisingly insignificant temperature effect on the IEP of rutile was found. Recent model studies aimed at explanation of the effect of the nature of 1-1 electrolytes on the course of charging curves and of discrepancies in the PZC of different materials having the same chemical formula are summarized. (c) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.