Solid state and sub-cooled liquid vapour pressures of cyclic aliphatic dicarboxylic acids

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  • External authors:
  • AM Booth
  • WJ Montague
  • MH Barley
  • Carl Percival


Knudsen Effusion Mass Spectrometry (KEMS) has been used to measure for the first time the solid state vapour pressures of a series of aliphatic cyclic dicarboxylic acids with increasing ring size. Additionally the atmospherically important compounds; cis-pinonic acid and levoglucosan were also measured. Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) was used to measure melting points, enthalpies and entropies of fusion, which were used to determine sub-cooled liquid vapour pressures for the compounds. The sub-cooled liquid vapour pressure of straight chain, branched and cyclic dicarboxylic acids was compared to a selection of estimation methods. ?? 2010 Author(s).

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23017-23043
Number of pages27
JournalAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2010