Characterization of Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films of a thiomacrocyclic ionophore by surface pressure and AFM

J. Torrent-Burgués, M. Pla, L. Escriche, J. Casabó, A. Errachid, F. Sanz

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Abstract

The new synthesized thiomacrocyclic ionophore 4-phenyl-4-sulfide-11-(1-oxodecyl)-1,7-dithia-11-aza-4-phosphacyclotetra decane has proven to form Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films. This ionophore shows a large affinity for copper(II) ions. Thus, the influence of the subphase composition on the surface pressure-area isotherms has been studied. The LB films have been observed by AFM and the effect of the subphase composition and the deposition surface pressure on the LB films is discussed. AFM image morphology has been correlated to the ionophore molecular structure. Surface pressure-area isotherms and AFM images show that the presence of copper(II) ions has an important role in the film structure. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)585-593
JournalJournal of Colloid and Interface Science
Volume301
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2006

Keywords

  • AFM
  • Langmuir film
  • Langmuir-Blodgett film
  • Thiomacrocyclic ionophore

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