An amphiphilic analogue of barbituric acid, 5-n-docosylbarbituric acid, has been synthesised and used for the fabrication of alternate-layer Langmuir-Blodgett structures with 1-docosylamine and 22-tricosenoic acid. The films exhibited pyroelectric coefficients of 0.35μCm-2K-1 and 0.5μCm-2K-1 respectively. We suggest that these values may represent the pyroelectric activity associated with the amine and acid headgroups.
|Journal||IEE Colloquium (Digest)|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Apr 1994|
|Event||Electronics Division Colloquium on Molecular Electronic Devices - London, UK|
Duration: 6 Apr 1994 → 6 Apr 1994