Monomeric tert-butanol in benzene and cyclohexane solutions: A fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy study

Gustavo Larsen, Zohair K. Ismail

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Abstract

The dependence of the hydroxyl stretching frequency of monomeric tert-butanol in cyclohexane and benzene solutions on concentration was studied at different temperatures. The -OH group in the monomeric form of the alcohol appears to experience very small or negligible alcohol concentration effects. This is attributed to the ability of tert-butanol to form dimers by hydrogen bonding, which in turn shield their polar groups from monomeric tert-butanol. As a result, the environment that the latter interacts with consists of weakly polar or nonpolar species (cyclohexane or benzene), and the nonpolar (methyl) groups of dimeric tert-butanol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)901-909
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Solution Chemistry
Volume27
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1998

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tert-Butyl Alcohol
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
Benzene
cyclohexane
infrared spectroscopy
benzene
alcohols
Alcohols
Hydrogen Bonding
dimers
Hydroxyl Radical
Dimers
Stretching
Hydrogen bonds
hydrogen
Temperature
Cyclohexane
temperature

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  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Monomeric tert-butanol in benzene and cyclohexane solutions : A fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy study. / Larsen, Gustavo; Ismail, Zohair K.

In: Journal of Solution Chemistry, Vol. 27, No. 10, 10.1998, p. 901-909.

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