Ionic liquids: differential scanning calorimetry as a new indirect method for determination of vaporization enthalpies.

Abstract

Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) has been used to measure enthalpies of synthesis reactions of the 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide [C(n)mim][Br] ionic liquids from 1-methylimidazole and n-alkyl bromides (with n = 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8). The optimal experimental conditions have been elaborated. Enthalpies of formation of these ionic liquids in the liquid state have been determined using the DSC results according to the Hess Law. The ideal-gas enthalpies of formation of [C(n)mim][Br] were calculated using the methods of quantum chemistry. They were used together with the DSC results to derive indirectly the enthalpies of vaporization of the ionic liquids under study. In order to validate the indirect determination, the experimental vaporization enthalpy of [C(4)mim][Br] was measured by using a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM). The combination of reaction enthalpy measurements by DSC with modern high-level first-principles calculations opens valuable indirect thermochemical options to obtain values of vaporization enthalpies of ionic liquids.

DOI: 10.1021/jp300834g

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@article{Verevkin2012IonicLD, title={Ionic liquids: differential scanning calorimetry as a new indirect method for determination of vaporization enthalpies.}, author={Sergey P Verevkin and Vladimir N Emel'yanenko and Dzmitry H Zaitsau and Ricardas V Ralys and Christoph Schick}, journal={The journal of physical chemistry. B}, year={2012}, volume={116 14}, pages={4276-85} }