Systems Involving Hydrogenated and Fluorinated Chains: Volumetric Properties of Perfluoroalkanes and Perfluoroalkylalkane Surfactants

P Morgado and J Ben Lewis and CMC Laginhas and LFG Martins and C McCabe and FJ Blas and EJM Filipe, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 115, 15013-15023 (2011).

DOI: 10.1021/jp207567y

As part of a combined experimental and theoretical study of the thermodynamic properties of perfluoroalkylalkanes (PFAAs), the liquid density of perfluorobutylpentane (F4H5), perfluorobutylhexane (F4H6), and perfluorobutyloctane (F4H8) was measured as a function of temperature from 278.15 to 353.15 K and from atmospheric pressure to 70 MPa. The liquid densities of n-perfluoropentane, n-perfluorohexane, n-perfluorooctane, and n-perfluorononane were also measured at room pressure over the same temperature range. The PVT behavior of the PFAAs was also studied using the SAFT-VR equation of state. The PFAA molecules were modeled as heterosegmented diblock chains, using different parameters for the alkyl and perfluoroalkyl segments, that were developed in earlier work. Through this simple approach, we are able to predict the thermodynamic behavior of the perfluoroalkylalkanes, without fitting to any experimental data for the systems being studied. Molecular dynamics simulations have also been performed and used to calculate the densities of the perfluoroalkylalkanes studied.

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