Monte Carlo computer simulations were used to investigate the adsorption of 1-octanol at the free water surface. The number of the octanol molecules was chosen in order to ensure that the octanol surface density varied in a broad range in the six different systems that were simulated. The interfacial system containing bulk liquid octanol in the apolar phase was also simulated as a reference. The results show that the formation of hydrogen bonds between the interfacial water and adsorbed octanol molecules is very important in determining the properties of the adsorbed layers.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry