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Influence of Order within Nonpolar Monolayers on Hydrophobic Interactions.

Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids (2017-04-20)
Hongseung Yeon, Chenxuan Wang, Reid C Van Lehn, Nicholas L Abbott
ABSTRACT

We report an experimental investigation of the influence of molecular-level order (crystallinity) within nonpolar monolayers on hydrophobic interactions. The measurements were performed using gold film-supported monolayers formed from alkanethiols (CH

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