Surface and optical properties of Langmuir and LB films of a crown-ether C60 derivative

Shaopeng Wang, Roger M. Leblanc, Francisco Arias, Luis Echegoyen

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The Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films of a benzo-18-crown-6-methanofullerene (1) were studied by spectrophotometry and Brëwster angle microscopy. The surface pressure-area isotherm of the C60 derivative (1) was obtained, and the compressibility of the isotherms was calculated. The addition of KCl to the water subphase stabilized the monolayer and increased the limiting area per molecule from 84 to 101 Å, which is near the theoretical value. The changes of the Langmuir monolayer UV-vis spectra as a function of time are considered to be due to fullerene aggregation. Polymerization was not detected upon UV irradiation, in contrast to what has been reported in the literature. Brëwster angle microscopy shows different aggregation properties of the benzo-18-crown-6-methanofullerene (1) Langmuir monolayers on pure water compared to those on a 1 M KCl subphase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1672-1676
Number of pages5
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 19 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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