Spectroscopy, polymerization kinetics and topography of linoleic acid Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films

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    Abstract

    The photopolymerization of linoleic acid monolayers on a TbCl3 subphase at various pH values has been studied by UV-VIS spectroscopy and measurements of the kinetic changes of the mean molecular area. Dramatic differencies in the topography of the linoleic acid Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) film structures at various pH values were observed by atomic force microscopy. UV-VIS spectroscopic measurements indicated the formation of a charge-transfer complex between adjacent acid molecules. The experimental results for the best reaction conditions were fitted by a first-order kinetic model which accounts for the two-dimensionality of the system.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3185-3190
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of the Chemical Society - Faraday Transactions
    Volume93
    Issue number17
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 1997
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • Langmuir monolayer
    • Langmuir-Blodgett film
    • linoleic acid
    • topography

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