Crystal engineering in two dimensions: control of planar packing by design of new amphiphiles

C. J. Eckhardt, N. M. Peachey, J. M. Takacs, R. A. Uphaus

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Abstract

Monolayers on mica of two rigid amphiphiles of specific cross-sectional geometry have been studied by atomic force microscopy and are ordered over micron scale areas. An interlocking amphiphile shows disruption into crystalline shards on transfer from the aqueous subphase. A chiral amphiphile retains its integrity when transferred from the intermediate pressure phase but exhibits catastrophic changes when transferred from the high pressure phase. The results imply that the interlocked amphiphile has the same structure for both aqueous and solid subphases. The phases exhibited by the chiral amphiphile on mica are probably not those observed on the aqueous subphase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-73
Number of pages7
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume242
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 15 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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