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Spreading behaviour of a series of amphiphilic [3 : 3] [60]fullerene hexakisadducts: a systematic study

Hartnagel, Uwe and Hirsch, Andreas and Felder-Flesch, Delphine and Gallani, Jean-Louis and Bourgogne, Cyril (2008) Spreading behaviour of a series of amphiphilic [3 : 3] [60]fullerene hexakisadducts: a systematic study. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL NANOSCIENCE, 3 (3). pp. 229-244.

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The spreading behaviour at the air - water interface of a series of [60] fullerene [3:3] hexakisadducts has been studied as a function of the hydrophobic hydrophilic balance of the amphiphiles. More precisely, by changing both the nature and the size of the polar headgroup, by varying the nature of the chemical linker and/or spacer, by modifying the nature and/or the length of the spacer, it has been possible to perform a systematic study. The latter was carried out not only according to the pH of the aqueous subphase but also to its temperature highlighted various behaviours which in particular allowed to us to conclude that the optimal chemical design for this type of amphiphilic molecules is reached with the couples amine polar head/ester linker (Hexa- 4) or carboxylic acid polar head/amide linker (Hexa- 5).

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:[60] fullerene; hexakisadducts; amphiphiles; thin films; Langmuir
Subjects:Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:2850
Deposited By:Farnush Anwar
Deposited On:13 Jan 2009 11:45
Last Modified:13 Jan 2009 11:45

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