The Effect of Alkane Chain Length on the Liquid-Liquid Critical Temperatures of Oligostyrene/Linear-Alkane Mixtures

Attila R. Imre, W. Alexander Van Hook, Bong Ho Chang, Young Chan Bae

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Upper critical solution temperatures (UCSTs) for liquid-liquid demixing in a set of mixtures of linear alkanes (pentane (N1=5) to pentacontane (N1 =50) with an oligostyrene (1241 amu, N2=12) are reported. We find strong correlation between the Hildebrand solubility parameters of the alkanes and the UCST. Correlations are developed which enable predictions concerning the miscibility of mixtures of compounds with longer chains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1529-1539
Number of pages11
JournalMonatshefte fur Chemie
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - dec. 1 2003


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