Two amphiphilic PAMAM dendrimers are synthesized by attaching 12-hydroxydodecanoic acid (HA) chains to a poly(amido amine) (PAMAM) dendrimer core (including generation I and generation II). The limiting molecular area obtained from the surface pressure-area isotherm at the air/water interface suggests the edge-on configuration for both dendrimers in Langmuir films. The edge-on arrangement is also supported by the atomic force microscopic (AFM) studies of the Langmuir-Blodgett films.
- Surface potential
- Surface pressure
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces and Interfaces