Hydrogen-bonded macrocluster formation of ethylene glycol on silica surfaces in ethylene glycol-cyclohexane binary liquids

Kazue Kurihara, Yasuhiro Nakagawa, Masashi Mizukami

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Abstract

Adsorption of ethylene glycol on silica surfaces was investigated in cyclohexane. A long-range attraction appeared between the silica surfaces in the presence of ethylene glycol (>0.0005 mol%). ATR-FTIR spectra exhibited an absorption band at 3600-3000 cm-1, ascribed to the hydrogen-bonded hydroxyl groups. The results demonstrated that ethylene glycol adsorbed on the silica surfaces in a thick layer of several tens nm where it formed hydrogen-bonded molecular macroclusters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-85
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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