Fatty acid Langmuir monolayer phases are commonly described in terms of the lattice, molecular tilt angle and tilt direction. However, the molecules are not cylinders with circular cross-sections, and so the orientation of the molecular 'backbones' about their long axes is also relevant. This article surveys some of the currently available experimental evidence regarding backbone ordering and order-disorder transitions in fatty acid monolayers. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects|
|State||Published - Oct 10 2000|
- Molecular backbones
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry