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Dielectric and calorimetric investigation of an unusual two-component plastic crystal: cyclohexanol-neopentylglycol.


PMID 19562142

Abstract

In the present article, investigations of an unusual two-component (H-) bonded pair, i.e. the cyclohexanol-neopentylglycol system, are reported. The phase I of cyclohexanol (CHXOL) forms a continuous solid solution with the phase I of neopentylglycol (NPGOL). This binary solid solution (S(I)) has been investigated at low temperatures and several concentrations, by means of dielectric spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Depending upon the concentration, this phase reveals a glass transition in the temperature range 150-180 K and a pronounced relaxation process identifiable with the so-called primary relaxation process, or alpha-process. The analysis of the various parameters obtained shows an isomorphic relationship between the face-centered cubic phases of both the pure components through a continuous change of parameters. In addition, two sub-T(g) processes (designated as beta-and gamma-) are found. The present observation suggests that the beta-process is probably a Johari-Goldstein relaxation process and the gamma-process is intramolecular in nature. The kinetic freezing of the various dielectric processes has been examined in relation to the T(g) found in the DSC experiments.

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