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Effect of gauche Molecular Conformations and Molecular Flexibility on the Rotator Phase Transitions of Alkanes.
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PMID:  22235977     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Experimental studies have shown that the gauche molecular conformations and the chain configurations play an important role in determining the structures and the phase transitions of the different rotator phases of n-alkanes. We extend our previous phenomenological theory to describe the effect of gauche defects and molecular flexibility on the various rotator phase transitions of n-alkanes. The roles of gauche defects and molecular flexibility are discussed by means of phenomenological theory. The effect of gauche defects and molecular flexibility is to modify the Landau coefficients and to shift the transition lines in the phase diagram. The theoretical predictions are found to be in good qualitative agreement with available experimental results.
Prabir Kumar Mukherjee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of physical chemistry. B     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-5207     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101157530     Medline TA:  J Phys Chem B     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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