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Alkali Metal C1-C12 n-alkanoates

  • Author / Creator
    Bui, Ly, H
  • Phase transitions of the alkali metal carboxylates have been explored by many researchers. A fair amount of scatter can also be observed in the published data. The aim of this study was to systematically study the thermal behavior of lithium, sodium, potassium, cesium and rubidium carboxylates, although only lithium, sodium and potassium carboxylates are industrially relevant.The success of the synthesis and purification of the carboxylates were confirmed by the infrared spectroscopy. The carboxylates were pure enough for further thermal study. Thermal analyses were performed using the cryogenic differential scanning calorimeter and the thermogravimetric analyzer. The nature of transition phases were investigated by microscopic differential scanning calorimeter. A critical evaluation of the present data in relation to literature values is included.

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  • Graduation date
    2013-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3FC7B
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Chemical Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • de Klerk, Arno (Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Narain, Ravin (Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering)
    • Elias, Anastasia (Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering)