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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Flexibility of the triblock copolymers modulating their penetration and expulsion mechanism in Langmuir monolayers of dihexadecyl phosphoric acid|
|Abstract:||The surface activity of the poly-[block (ethylene oxide)]-poly [block (propylene oxide)]-poly [block (ethylene oxide)] copolymers (EO)(x)-(PO)(x)-(EO)(x) adsorbed together with dihexadecyl phosphoric acid (DHP), a synthetic phospholipid. is analyzed from their surface pressure and surface potential isotherms. The block copolymers of (EO)(x)-(PO)(y)-(EO)(x) with variable molecular weight (1100-14000) were dissolved in the subphase for DHP monolayers. The concentration of the copolymers within the aqueous subphase were selected to render an initial surface tension of 60 mN/m. The simultaneous adsorption of the copolymer and DHP is attested by the observation of a liquid expanded state at large areas, absent for pure DHP monolayers, Above some critical surface pressure all copolymers cited above are expelled from the interface. The surface potential isotherms., which give information on the component of the molecular dipole moment normal to the plane of the monolayer, are interpreted in terms of changes in the copolymer conformation as well as in terms of the copolymer desorption from the air-liquid interface. For an equal hydrophobic/hydrophilic ratio. the size of the chains or molecular weight is decisive in the mechanism of the copolymer expulsion from the air-liquid interface. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.|
|Editor:||Elsevier Science Bv|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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