Molecular interactions behind the synergistic effect in mixed monolayers of 1-octadecanol and ethylene glycol monooctadecyl ether.

  title={Molecular interactions behind the synergistic effect in mixed monolayers of 1-octadecanol and ethylene glycol monooctadecyl ether.},
  author={Diana N H Tran and Emma L Prime and Michael Plazzer and Andy H. M. Leung and George Yiapanis and Andrew Joseph Christofferson and Irene Yarovsky and Greg Guanghua Qiao and David Henry Solomon},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry. B},
  volume={117 13},
Mixed monolayers of 1-octadecanol (C18OH) and ethylene glycol monooctadecyl ether (C18E1) were studied to assess their evaporation suppressing performance. An unexpected increase in performance and stability was found around the 0.5:0.5 bicomponent mixture and has been ascribed to a synergistic effect of the monolayers. Molecular dynamics simulations have attributed this to an additional hydrogen bonding interaction between the monolayer and water, due to the exposed ether oxygen of C18E1 in… 

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