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Semi-automated apparatus for the determination of liquid solubilities: mutual solubilities of water and butan-2-ol

Hefter, G.T., Barton, A.F.M. and Chand, A. (1991) Semi-automated apparatus for the determination of liquid solubilities: mutual solubilities of water and butan-2-ol. Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions, 87 (4). pp. 591-596.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/FT9918700591
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Abstract

A semi-automated apparatus for determining liquid–liquid solubilities by the traditional ‘synthetic’ method has been developed. The apparatus employs a programmable thermostat and a coherent (laser) light source coupled to a photodetector to detect accurately phase-transition temperatures. Cloud points and clear points obtained have a precision of ca.± 10 mK and are shown to be defined more readily and precisely than through visual observations. This system has been used to redetermine the mutual solubilities of highly pure butan-2-ol and water between 268 and 387 K at near atmospheric pressure. The unusual shape of the solubility curve previously reported for these two liquids at temperatures below 283 K is confirmed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/15962
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