E . Rivera - Muñoz

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Synthetic hydroxyapatite was grown on surfaces of silica gels by immersing silica monoliths in a simulated body fluid at 37 °C. The gels were prepared by the sol-gel method and the drying process was controlled by using different additives (monoand di-ethylene glycol, formamide and glycerin) to obtain large monoliths. The additives affect the growth of the(More)
The particular behavior of a p-tert-butyl calix[8]arene derivative (C8A) has been studied at the air-water interface using surface pressure-area isotherms, surface potential-area isotherms, film relaxation measurements, Brewster angle microscopy (BAM), and infrared spectroscopy for Langmuir-Blodgett films. Thus, it is observed that the properties of the(More)
In this paper, we study the collapse of a mixed insoluble monolayer formed by a cationic matrix, dioctadecyl-dimethylammonium bromide (DOMA), and a tetra-anionic porphyrin, tetrakis(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphyrin (TSPP), in a molar ratio TSPP/DOMA = 1:4. During the collapse of this system, we visualized the formation of circular domains consisting exclusively(More)
The molecular organization of a mixed film, containing a water-soluble tetracationic porphyrin (TMPyP) and a p-tert-butyl calix[8]arene octacarboxylic acid derivative (C8A), at the air-water interface and on a solid support (LB film), has been investigated. Although the TMPyP aggregation was not detected at the air-water interface, TMPyP J-aggregates have(More)
In this paper, the different aggregation modes of a water-insoluble porphyrin (EHO) mixed with an amphiphilic calix[8]arene (C8A), at the air-water interface and in Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) film form, are analyzed as a function of the mixed composition. The strategy used to control the EHO aggregation has consisted of preparing mixed thin films containing EHO(More)
The surface active derivative of the organic dye Acridine Orange (N-10-dodecyl-acridine orange (DAO)) has been included in mixed Langmuir monolayers with stearic acid (SA). The maximum relative content on DAO for a stable mixed monolayer is a molar ratio of X(DAO) = 0.5. Brewster angle microscopy (BAM) reveals a high homogeneity at the micrometer level for(More)
The behavior of a semi-fluorinated alkane (C(10)F(21)C(19)H(39)) has been studied at the air-water interface by using surface pressure and surface potential-area isotherms as well as infrared spectroscopy for the Langmuir-Blodgett films. In addition, based on the quantum chemical PM3 semiempirical approach, the dimer structure was investigated, and the(More)
In this work, organized mixed monolayers containing a cationic water-insoluble iridium(III) complex, Ir-dye, [Ir(ppy)(2)(tmphen)]PF(6), (tmphen = 3,4,7,8-tetramethyl-1,10-phenanthroline, and ppy = 2-phenylpyridine), and an anionic lipid matrix, DMPA, dimyristoyl-phosphatidic acid, with different molar proportions, were formed by the co-spreading method at(More)
A series of semifluorinated thiols of the general formula CF(3)(CF(2))(m-1)(CH(2))(n)SH (abbreviated to FmHnSH) have been synthesized and the Langmuir monolayers thoroughly characterized using surface pressure (π) and electric surface potential (ΔV) measurements. These data have been complemented with Brewster angle microscopy (BAM) visualization of the(More)
The oxidative electrodeposition of NiTSPP (tetrakis(4-sulfonatophenyl) Ni porphyrin) on ITO electrode from 0.1 M NaOH aqueous solution has been studied, and UV-visible and reflection FTIR spectroscopies have been used to analyze the composition of such film. By use of UV-vis spectroscopy, small absorbance of the film and an almost nulling effect on the(More)