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Ordered Nanostructures on a Hydroxylated Aluminum Surface through the Self-Assembly of Fatty Acids.

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We investigate the mechanism of self-assembly of fatty acids (FA) and methyl oleate on an Al oxy-hydroxide surface with a view to deciphering the role and nature of interfacial processes (adsorption, chemical binding, molecular organization, etc.). For this purpose, we focus on parameters related to intrinsic properties of molecules, namely the level of unsaturation and the nature of the head group (carboxylic acid or ester). After the FA adsorption, the presence of coordinative bonded carboxylate species on the Al oxy-hydroxide surface is demonstrated by means of PM-IRRAS analysis. We observe that contact of methyl oleate with the surface leads to its chemical transformation through a saponification reaction. As a consequence, it binds to the surface in a manner similar to that for fatty acids. Through an innovative mode of atomic force microscopy (AFM), the organization of the adsorbed molecules is demonstrated. Our results reveal the existence of highly ordered nanostructures guided by the FA self-assembly. The size of these nanostructures was determined with accuracy, suggesting that it exceeds one FA monolayer. By contrast, no organization was observed with methyl oleate.

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hal-00688636 , version 1 (18-04-2012)

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Irma Liascukiene, Nesrine Aissaoui, Svajus J. Asadauskas, Jessem Landoulsi, Jean-François Lambert. Ordered Nanostructures on a Hydroxylated Aluminum Surface through the Self-Assembly of Fatty Acids.. Langmuir, 2012, 28, pp.5116-5124. ⟨10.1021/la2051542⟩. ⟨hal-00688636⟩
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