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Dynamics and Kinetics of Structure Formation in Molecularly Tethered Fluorocarbon/Hydrocarbon Amphiphiles.
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PMID:  23121464     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Biphasic fluorocarbon/hydrocarbon amphiphiles tethered to cores at distances commensurate with their packing requirement can provide thermodynamic pathways towards equilibrium. This contrasts with the analogous semifluorinated alkanes. The dynamics of a fluorous biphasic hexa(3,5-substituted-phenyl)benzene (HPB) is studied with dielectric spectroscopy as a function of temperature and pressure in comparison to the parent biphasic diphenyl acetylene (DPA). Dielectric spectroscopy is a sensitive probe of the fluorocarbon environment through the end C-F dipole. Four dielectrically active processes were observed that associate with the CF3 environment within the different phases (isotropic, liquid-like lamellar, solid lamellar, glassy state). Pressure facilitates the construction of the equilibrium phase diagram. The kinetic pathways to fluorocarbon organization are explored by pressure-jump experiments. A highly cooperative process was found that is atypical of a nucleation and growth process expected for first order transitions.
Mahdy Mohammed Elmahdy; Chris Clark; Hans-Jürgen Butt; Klaus Mullen; George Floudas
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of physical chemistry. B     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-5207     ISO Abbreviation:  J Phys Chem B     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101157530     Medline TA:  J Phys Chem B     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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