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Decanoic acid, methyl ester

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Data compiled as indicated in comments:
BS - Robert L. Brown and Stephen E. Stein
TRC - Thermodynamics Research Center, NIST Boulder Laboratories, Chris Muzny, director
AC - William E. Acree, Jr., James S. Chickos
ALS - Hussein Y. Afeefy, Joel F. Liebman, and Stephen E. Stein

Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Tboil497.2KN/AWeast and Grasselli, 1989BS
Tboil497.05KN/AStage, 1953Uncertainty assigned by TRC = 1. K; TRC
Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Tfus260.4KN/AAdriaanse, Dekker, et al., 1964Uncertainty assigned by TRC = 0.05 K; TRC
Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Deltavap15.8 ± 0.05kcal/molN/Avan Genderen, van Miltenburg, et al., 2002AC
Deltavap16.0kcal/molGCKrop, Velzen, et al., 1997Based on data from 373. - 433. K.; AC
Deltavap15.8 ± 0.1kcal/molGCCFuchs and Peacock, 1980AC
Deltavap15.95 ± 0.14kcal/molCMansson, Sellers, et al., 1977ALS
Deltavap16.0 ± 0.1kcal/molCMånsson, Sellers, et al., 1977AC

Reduced pressure boiling point

Tboil (K) Pressure (atm) Reference Comment
381.20.013Aldrich Chemical Company Inc., 1990BS
387.20.020Weast and Grasselli, 1989BS

Enthalpy of vaporization

DeltavapH (kcal/mol) Temperature (K) Method Reference Comment
14.8350.N/Avan Genderen, van Miltenburg, et al., 2002AC
15.0 ± 0.02337.N/Avan Genderen, van Miltenburg, et al., 2002AC
11.9498.GCHusain, Sarma, et al., 1993Based on data from 453. - 543. K.; AC
13.6394.A,EStephenson and Malanowski, 1987Based on data from 379. - 500. K. See also Rose and Schrodt, 1963.; AC
15.07293.VScott, Macmillan, et al., 1952ALS
15.339.MG,OMScott, Macmillan, et al., 1952Based on data from 324. - 370. K.; AC

Antoine Equation Parameters

log10(P) = A − (B / (T + C))
    P = vapor pressure (atm)
    T = temperature (K)

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Temperature (K) A B C Reference Comment
380.5 - 461.44.670322037.656-68.246Rose and Supina, 1961Coefficents calculated by NIST from author's data.

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Weast and Grasselli, 1989
CRC Handbook of Data on Organic Compounds, 2nd Editon, Weast,R.C and Grasselli, J.G., ed(s)., CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 1989, 1. [all data]

Stage, 1953
Stage, H., Seperation of natural and synthetic fatty acid mixtures by distillation, Fette, Seifen, Anstrichm., 1953, 55, 217-24. [all data]

Adriaanse, Dekker, et al., 1964
Adriaanse, N.; Dekker, H.; Coops, J., Some Physical Constants of Normal, Saturated Fatty Acids and Their Methyl Esters, Recl. Trav. Chim. Pays-Bas, 1964, 83, 557. [all data]

van Genderen, van Miltenburg, et al., 2002
van Genderen, Aad C.G.; van Miltenburg, J. Cees; Blok, Jacobus G.; van Bommel, Mark J.; van Ekeren, Paul J.; van den Berg, Gerrit J.K.; Oonk, Harry A.J., Liquid--vapour equilibria of the methyl esters of alkanoic acids: vapour pressures as a function of temperature and standard thermodynamic function changes, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 2002, 202, 1, 109-120, https://doi.org/10.1016/S0378-3812(02)00097-3 . [all data]

Krop, Velzen, et al., 1997
Krop, Hildo B.; Velzen, Martin J.M.v.; Parsons, John R.; Govers, Harrie A.J., Determination of environmentally relevant physical-chemical properties of some fatty acid esters, J Amer Oil Chem Soc, 1997, 74, 3, 309-315, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11746-997-0142-9 . [all data]

Fuchs and Peacock, 1980
Fuchs, Richard; Peacock, L. Alan, Heats of vaporization of esters by the gas chromatography--calorimetry method, Can. J. Chem., 1980, 58, 24, 2796-2799, https://doi.org/10.1139/v80-447 . [all data]

Mansson, Sellers, et al., 1977
Mansson, M.; Sellers, P.; Stridh, G.; Sunner, S., Enthalpies of vaporization of some 1-substituted n-alkanes, J. Chem. Thermodyn., 1977, 9, 91. [all data]

Månsson, Sellers, et al., 1977
Månsson, M.; Sellers, P.; Stridh, G.; Sunner, S., Enthalpies of vaporization of some 1-substituted n-alkanes, The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 1977, 9, 1, 91-97, https://doi.org/10.1016/0021-9614(77)90202-6 . [all data]

Aldrich Chemical Company Inc., 1990
Aldrich Chemical Company Inc., Catalog Handbook of Fine Chemicals, Aldrich Chemical Company, Inc., Milwaukee WI, 1990, 1. [all data]

Husain, Sarma, et al., 1993
Husain, Sajid; Sarma, P. Nageswara; Swamy, G.Y.S.K.; Devi, K. Sita, Determination of physicochemical properties of some fatty acid methyl esters by gas liquid chromatography, J Am Oil Chem Soc, 1993, 70, 2, 149-155, https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02542618 . [all data]

Stephenson and Malanowski, 1987
Stephenson, Richard M.; Malanowski, Stanislaw, Handbook of the Thermodynamics of Organic Compounds, 1987, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-3173-2 . [all data]

Rose and Schrodt, 1963
Rose, Arthur; Schrodt, Verle N., Correlation and Prediction of Vapor Pressures of Homologs. Use of Structure Parameters and Gas Chromatography Data., J. Chem. Eng. Data, 1963, 8, 1, 9-13, https://doi.org/10.1021/je60016a002 . [all data]

Scott, Macmillan, et al., 1952
Scott, T.A., Jr.; Macmillan, D.; Melvin, E.H., Vapor pressures and distillation of methyl esters of some fatty acids, Ind. Eng. Chem., 1952, 44, 172-175. [all data]

Rose and Supina, 1961
Rose, Arthur; Supina, W.R., Vapor Pressure and Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium Data for Methyl Esters of the Common Saturated Normal Fatty Acids., J. Chem. Eng. Data, 1961, 6, 2, 173-179, https://doi.org/10.1021/je60010a003 . [all data]


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