Electrostatically controlled intercalation of Keggin anions into thermally evaporated fatty amine films

Anand Gole, Murali Sastry

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A simple solution-based approach for the incorporation of Keggin anions in thin films of octadecylamine (ODA) is described in this paper. The two-step process comprises thermal evaporation of octadecylamine molecules onto solid supports and thereafter immersion of the cationic lipid film into phosphotungstic acid solution. The immersion cycle leads to incorporation of the (PW12O40)3- anions in the lipid film through attractive electrostatic interaction with the protonated amine groups of the octadecylamine molecules in the film. The formation of the octadecylamine-Keggin anion complex results in lamellar ordering of the film.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)568-570
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Catalytic applications
  • Electrostatic interaction
  • Keggin anions
  • Lipid films

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