Rationalizing the diverse solid-liquid equilibria of binary mixtures of benzene and its fluorinated derivatives

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The solid liquid phase behavior of benzene plus hexafluorobenzene binary mixtures is characterized by a stable congruent-melting binary solid, (C6H6 center dot C6F6). In this work, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) was used to build, for the first time, the temperature-composition phase diagrams of ten other binary mixtures involving benzene and its fluorinated derivatives. Distinct types of solid-liquid equilibria were observed, namely those exhibiting the usual eutectic behavior associated with ideal or quasi-ideal solubility conditions, or, in other cases, systems with equimolar congruent-melting solids. Data have been interpreted and rationalized using a unifying framework that takes into account the molecular dipole and quadrupole moments of the two components of each binary system and the structural motifs associated with each type of crystal.
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Pages (from-to)12589-12596
JournalJournal Of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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