THE ADSORPTION OF CARBON-14-LABELED STEARIC ACID ON SODA-LIME GLASS.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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Procedures have been devised for producing highly compacted monomolecular layers of carbon-14-tagged stearic acid on fire-polished soft soda-lime glass through retraction from a nitrobenzene solution. While thermal desorption studies indicated a small quantity of weakly bonded stearic acid on the surface, its rate of removal by other mechanisms dissolution and isotopic exchange suggests that only a single type of bonding exists. The rate of loss of stearic acid-1-14C increased with increasing temperature, but the scatter in the data prevented the calculation of the activation energy for desorption. Difficulties in defining the surfaces under investigation rather than weaknesses in the radiochemical technique are the major handicaps in applying radiotracers to the study of surface chemical phenomena. Author
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