María José del Barrio

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The melt from the usual monoclinic phase (Phase I) of biclotymol (T(fusI) = 400.5 +/- 1.0 K, Delta(fus)H(I) = 36.6 +/- 0.9 kJ mol(-1)) recrystallizes into another phase, Phase II, that melts at T(fusII) = 373.8 +/- 0.2 K (Delta(fus)H(II) = 28.8 +/- 1.0 kJ mol(-1)). The transformation of Phase II into Phase I is found to be exothermic upon heating either as(More)
Crystalline polymorphism occurs frequently in the solid state of active pharmaceutical ingredients, and this is problematic for the development of a suitable dose form. Rimonabant, an active pharmaceutical ingredient developed by Sanofi and discontinued because of side effects, exhibits dimorphism; both solid forms have nearly the same melting temperatures,(More)
The trimorphism of the active pharmaceutical ingredient piracetam is a famous case of polymorphism that has been frequently revisited by many researchers. The phase relationships between forms I, II, and III were ambiguous because they seemed to depend on the heating rate of the DSC and on the history of the samples or they have not been observed at all(More)
Understanding the phase behavior of an active pharmaceutical ingredient in a drug formulation is required to avoid the occurrence of sudden phase changes resulting in decrease of bioavailability in a marketed product. Benzocaine is known to possess three crystalline polymorphs, but their stability hierarchy has so far not been determined. A topological(More)
The search for materials showing large caloric effects close to room temperature has become a challenge in modern materials physics and it is expected that such a class of materials will provide a way to renew present cooling devices that are based on the vapour compression of hazardous gases. Up to now, the most promising materials are giant magnetocaloric(More)
The experimental phase diagram of the CBrCl3+CBr4 system has been determined by means of X-ray powder diffraction and thermal analysis techniques from 200 K to the liquid state. Before melting, the two components have the same orientationally disordered (OD) face-centered cubic phase, and solid-liquid equilibrium is explained by simple isomorphism. The(More)
The dynamics of the pure compounds and mixed crystals formed between cycloheptanol (cC7-ol) and cyclooctanol (cC8-ol) has been studied by means of broadband dielectric spectroscopy at temperatures near and above the orientational glass transition temperature. Both compounds are known to display at least one orientationally disordered (OD) phase of simple(More)
Application of hydrostatic pressure under adiabatic conditions causes a change in temperature in any substance. This effect is known as the barocaloric effect and the vast majority of materials heat up when adiabatically squeezed, and they cool down when pressure is released (conventional barocaloric effect). There are, however, materials exhibiting an(More)
The alpha-relaxation dynamics of 1-cyano-adamantane (CNA) and its mixtures with 1-chloro-adamantane (ClA) has been studied by means of broadband dielectric spectroscopy. The existence of orientationally disordered (OD) face centered cubic mixed crystals (ClA(1-X)CNA(X)) for 0.5 < or = X < or = 1 has been put in evidence by thermodynamics and structural(More)
We use K(L)'s in the 100-200 GeV energy range to produce 147 candidate events of the axial vector pair K1(1270)-K1(1400) in the nuclear Coulomb field of a Pb target and determine the radiative widths Gamma(K1(1400)-->K0+gamma)=280.8+/-23.2(stat)+/-40.4(syst) keV and Gamma(K1(1270)-->K0+gamma)=73.2+/-6.1(stat)+/-28.3(syst) keV. These first measurements(More)