Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 263, Issue 3, pp 266–271 | Cite as

Bidimensional mixtures of polymethylmethacrylate with fatty esters at water-air interface

  • P. Baglioni
  • L. Dei
  • M. Puggelli
Colloid Science


Two-dimensional mixtures were studied between a polymer, polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) which has at the water-air interface its chains distributed almost parallel to that interface, and two esters, methylstearate (MS) and methyloleate (MO), characterized by having the same chain length but a different interface orientation.

It was shown that the main interactions occurring are those between the hydrophobic chains, and consequently that compatibility between the substances depends essentially on their having the same interface orientation.

Key words

Monolayers air-water interface bidimensional mixtures polymethylmethacrylate fatty esters 


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© Steinkopff 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Baglioni
    • 1
  • L. Dei
    • 1
  • M. Puggelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Chimica, Colloid and Interface GroupUniversità di FirenzeFirenzeItaly

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