Morphological transcription of monolayer domains to aggregates: Specific adsorption of cyanine dyes to pre-compressed chiral monolayers

Nobuo Kimizuka, Hiroyuki Ohira, Koji Hattori, Toyoki Kunitake

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Abstract

Monolayer characteristics of chiral amphiphiles at the air-water interface are studied by the use of fluorescence microscopy. Presence of less-hydrated halide anions and anionic cyanine dye in the subphase exerted remarkable influence on the π-A isotherms and fluorescence images of ammonium monolayers. Chiral domain structures observed on pure water were transcribed to that of cyanine dye aggregates, when they were adsorbed to pre-compressed monolayers. Specific binding of cyanine dyes to crystalline domains was required for the morphological transcription process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-274
Number of pages10
JournalColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Volume171
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 10 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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