What X-rays tell us about the ordering of molecular backbones in Langmuir monolayers

Pulak Dutta*

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-63
Number of pages5
JournalColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Volume171
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 10 2000

Keywords

  • Langmuir
  • Molecular backbones
  • X-ray

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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