The monolayer isotherms of heneicosanoic acid show a variety of features in the range 1e"8°C; such features are often assumed to be solid-fluid or fluid-fluid transitions. Using x-ray diffraction (and searching for in-plane and off-plane peaks) we find (a) two distinct distorted-hexagonal (DH) solids at high pressures, both with essentially vertical chains; (b) two distinct tilted-DH solids at intermediate pressures; and (c) an expanded solid at the lowest pressures. All eeplateausee in these isotherms are in-plane structural transitions; all eekinksee are solid-solid tilting transitions.
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