Designing Coating Agents for Inorganic Polycrystalline Materials

A. K. Chattopadhyay, L. Ghaicha, Bai Yubai, G. Munger, R. M. Leblanc

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505-524
Number of pages20
JournalACS Symposium Series
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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