This paper deals with the investigation on the influence of four amphiphile monolayers viz. arachidic acid, a mixture of dioctadecyl amine and arachidic acid (3:1), carboxybetaine and dioleoyl-L-α-lecithin (DOPC) on ammonium nitrate crystallization. The study was carried out by means of surface pressure vs. area, surface potential vs. area and fluorescent microscopy. Results indicated a strong effect on ammonium nitrate crystallization in the presence of carboxybetaine and dioctadecylamine monolayers, whereas an inhibition in crystal growth was observed in the presence of DOPC.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||ACS Symposium Series|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1996|
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