monomolecular film


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monomolecular film

[¦män·ō·mə¦lek·yə·lər ′film]
(physical chemistry)
A film one molecule thick. Also known as monolayer.
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In its active form it exists as a monomolecular film of lipids, primarily phospholipids, at the air-liquid interface of the lung.
These studies are part of a wider project involving the study of multi-component alkanethiol self-assembled monolayers (SAMs), which consist of two or more different types of alkanethiols adsorbed as a single monomolecular film on metal surfaces.
The monomolecular film, resulting from the adsorption of the emulsifier at the interface of an oil and water, should be strong but pliable because it imparts maximum stability of the emulsion system.
The MoldWiz forms a monomolecular film on the walls of the mold and does not transfer to the molded product.
It is erroneous, for instance, to list subsurface larvae as a limitation for monomolecular films; where a monomolecular film is present, subsurface larvae cannot emerge because the reduced surface tension does not allow the newly emerged adult to stand on the water's surface.
Attributes: Crodaquat TES is very effective in removing the troublesome monomolecular film that often remains after a "touchless" cleaning.
The MoldWiz forms a monomolecular film on the walls of the mold, and does not transfer to the molded product.