Effect of ω-hydrogenation on the adsorption of fluorononanols at the hexane/water interface: Pressure effect on the adsorption of fluorononanols

Takanori Takiue, Daisuke Hirose, Daiki Murakami, Hiroyasu Sakamoto, Hiroki Matsubara, Makoto Aratono

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The interfacial tension γ of the hexane solution of 1H,1H-perfluorononanol (FDFC9OH) and its ω-hydrogenated analogue, 1H,1H,9H-perfluorononanol (HDFC9OH), against water was measured as a function of pressure and concentration at 298.15 K in order to clarify the effect of ω-dipole on the orientation of fluorononanol molecules from the viewpoint of volume. The adsorbed films of both alcohols exhibit two kinds of phase transitions among three different states: the gaseous, expanded, and condensed states. The partial molar volume changes of adsorption v1-H - v1O in the expanded and condensed states were evaluated and compared between the two systems. The v1-H - v1O values of both alcohols are negative, and thus the alcohol molecules have smaller volume in the adsorbed film than in the bulk solution. Furthermore, the v 1-H value was obtained through the evaluation of v 1O by the density measurement of the bulk hexane solution. It was found that the v1-H value of HDFC9OH is smaller than that of FDFC9OH in the condensed state. On the basis of three matters concerning the molecular structure of alcohols, the occupied area at the interface, and the orientation of FDFC9OH in the adsorbed film deduced from the earlier results of X-ray reflectivity measurement, the mean tilt angle of HDFC9OH from the interface normal in the condensed film was estimated to be 15°. The thermodynamic estimation demonstrated here is highly valuable one to provide structure information on an adsorbed film.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16429-16434
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number34
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2005


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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