Structural study of Langmuir-Blodgett monolayers and multilayers of amylose-esters with various alkyl chains

M.A. Schoondorp*, E.J Vorenkamp, A.J Schouten

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    Abstract

    A series of amylose-esters with various side chain lengths was studied. Isotherms of the monolayers on the water surface were measured, and polarized IR measurements, small-angle X-ray scattering, and ellipsometric measurements were carried out in order to characterize the structure of the multilayers formed. Amylose-esters with short alkyl side chains appear to have a helical conformation on the water surface which can be transferred into multilayers. The amylose-palmitate ester, however, as an example of an amylose-ester with long alkyl side chains, can only be transferred into multilayers when the degree of substitution is lower than about 2.3 and only then when the monolayer is in the liquid analogous state to some extent. Amylose-palmitate forms partly ordered Y-type multilayers with side-chains that have a preferential orientation perpendicular to the surface.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)121-136
    Number of pages16
    JournalThin Solid Films
    Volume196
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1-Feb-1991

    Keywords

    • HYDROPHILIC SPACER GROUPS
    • HYDROCARBON SIDE-CHAINS
    • PREFORMED POLYMERS
    • INFRARED-SPECTROSCOPY
    • FILMS
    • SPECTRA

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