1998 Volume 71 Issue 6 Pages 1467-1470
The monolayer properties of octadecylamine (ODA) on both distilled water and aqueous Methyl Orange (MO) solution were studied from the measurements of surface pressure–area (π–A) isotherms. From the π–A isotherms at various pHs, hydroxide ions, and MO anions in the subphase were confirmed to interact competitively with the ODA monolayer. Furthermore, Langmuir–Blodgett (LB) film of ODA was fabricated from the surface of an alkaline subphase, and the adsorption characteristics of the ODA LB film were investigated by using MO as an adsorbate. As a result, the ODA LB film exhibited specific adsorbability for the MO anion, similar to that of the LB film of long-chain quaternary alkylammonium salt, but the adsorption rate of the MO on the ODA LB film was slower than that on the LB film of long-chain quaternary alkylammonium salt. In addition, adsorbability of the ODA LB film showed pH dependence.
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