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Polymorphism of mixtures of enantiomers: A thermodynamic study of mixtures of D- and L-limonene

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Abstract

The solid–liquid phase behaviour of the system {(1-x) mol L-limonene + x mol D-limonene} has been studied by means of adiabatic calorimetry. The system is polymorphic and the thermodynamic behaviour of mixtures of D- and L-limonene during temperature cycles has been investigated. The thermodynamic behaviour can be looked upon as the superposition of two phase diagrams. One phase diagram depicts the equilibrium between liquid and stable solid, and the other the equilibrium between liquid and metastable solid. The stable case corresponds to the formation of a racemic compound. The metastable case corresponds to a series of mixed crystals.

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The article was received on 11 Jul 2000, accepted on 25 Oct 2000 and first published on 14 Nov 2000


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B005603K
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2000,2, 5619-5623
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    Polymorphism of mixtures of enantiomers: A thermodynamic study of mixtures of D- and L-limonene

    H. E. Gallis, J. Cees van Miltenburg and H. A. J. Oonk, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2000, 2, 5619
    DOI: 10.1039/B005603K

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