Thermodynamics of ternary mixtures exhibiting tunnel phase behaviour. Part 1. - Cyclohexane-perdeuterocyclohexane-perfluorohexane
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The liquid-liquid phase separation temperatures T for the binary mixtures cyclohexane or perdeuterocyclohexane-perfluorohexane and for the ternary mixture (equivolume cyclohexane-perdeuterocyclohexane)-perfluorohexane have been determined by visual observation. Perdeuteriation of cyclohexane lowers the upper critical solution temperature T from 346.16 to 337.69 K but the shape of the phase diagram in terms of the Wegner extended scaling series is unaltered. In contrast, although the maximum separation temperature of the ternary mixture T is little different from T of cyclohexane-perfluorohexane, the shape of the T vs. perfluorohexane mole fraction curve is substantially different. The results cast some doubt on the assumption that the thermodynamics of a solution, and hence the surface structure, in a contrast-matched solvent in reflectivity measurement is the same as would be obtained in the pure solvent.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Chemical Society. Faraday Transactions. Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Jun 1996|