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  • 1 National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Institute of Surface Chemistry Prospekt Nauki 31 03039 Kyiv Ukraine
  • 2 National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine L. V. Pisarzhevski Institute of Physical Chemistry Prospekt Nauki 31 03039 Kyiv Ukraine
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Abstract  

Kinetics of the monoethanolamine vapor adsorption on the surface of silica previously deposited onto quartz plate was examined by the piezoelectric microweighing. With the assumptions which are in accord with the experimental data, the kinetic equation of the process was obtained and thus the adsorption and desorption constants were found. The structure of the possible adsorption complexes was studied in the framework of the quantum-chemical MNDO method and the conclusion was made that the two-center adsorption of the monoethanolamine on the silica surface proceeds as a two-stage process with the participation of both functional groups. The bonding is mainly effected owing to the proton-acceptor properties of amine groups.