Preparation and Characterization of Two-Dimensional Cross-Linked Monolayers and Langmuir-Blodgett Films of Oligo(dimethylsiloxane) Copolymer

Masashi Kunitake, Takayuki Nishi, Hideyuki Yamamoto, Kenji Nasu, Osamu Manabe, Naotoshi Nakashima

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Abstract

Novel amphiphilic siloxane copolymers (P1-P10) were synthesized from an oligo(dimethylsiloxane) monomer, 1, and (trimethylammonio)ethyl acrylate, 2. These compounds could form stable monolayers on the air/water interface in the absence and presence of potassium poly(vinylsulfate) (PVSK) in the subphase. The monolayers prepared in the presence of PVSK were two-dimensionally cross-linked at the interface and showed more densely packed structure than none-cross-linked monolayer; however, the direct observation of the monolayer using a fluorescence microscope revealed that the cross-linking induced disorder in the monolayer structures. On the other hand, when the anionic polymer was injected into the subphase after the monolayer formation at the interface, homogeneous microscope images were obtained. These monolayers with two-dimensional network structures could be transferred onto solid substrates by the conventional Langmuir–Blodgett (LB) technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3207-3212
Number of pages6
JournalLangmuir
Volume10
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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