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Propane and propane–water interactions: a study at cryogenic temperatures

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The phase transition of solid propane and a propane–water mixture under ultrahigh vacuum has been investigated using reflection absorption infrared spectroscopy (RAIRS) and temperature-programmed desorption mass spectrometry (TPD-MS). Here, the investigation is divided into two sections: the phase transition of pure propane and the interaction of propane with water. RAIR spectra of pure propane reveal an unknown crystalline phase at 50 K (phase I), which gradually converts to a known crystalline phase (phase II) at higher temperature. This conversion is associated with certain kinetics. Co-deposition of water and propane restricts the amorphous to crystalline phase transition, while sequential deposition (H2O@C3H8; propane over predeposited water) does not hinder it. For an alternative sequential deposition (C3H8@H2O; water over predeposited propane), the phase transition is hindered due to diffusional mixing within the given experimental time, which is attributed to the reason behind the restricted phase transition.

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The article was received on 21 Sep 2017, accepted on 12 Dec 2017 and first published on 13 Dec 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CP06467E
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018,20, 1838-1847
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    Propane and propane–water interactions: a study at cryogenic temperatures

    J. Ghosh, A. K. Hariharan, R. G. Bhuin, R. R. J. Methikkalam and T. Pradeep, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 1838
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CP06467E

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