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Phase change data

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Data compilation copyright by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on behalf of the U.S.A. All rights reserved.

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
DH - Eugene S. Domalski and Elizabeth D. Hearing

Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Tboil633.2KN/AAldrich Chemical Company Inc., 1990BS
Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Tfus420.2KN/ADavis, Porter, et al., 1970Uncertainty assigned by TRC = 0.5 K; TRC
Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Δvap153.7 ± 0.8kJ/molCGCNichols, Kweskin, et al., 2006AC
Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Δsub114.6kJ/molVHickman, Hecker, et al., 1937ALS

Enthalpy of vaporization

ΔvapH (kJ/mol) Temperature (K) Method Reference Comment
114.9426.AStephenson and Malanowski, 1987Based on data from 411. to 447. K.; AC

Enthalpy of sublimation

ΔsubH (kJ/mol) Temperature (K) Method Reference Comment
142.5 ± 0.9386. to 414.MEOja, Chen, et al., 2009AC

Enthalpy of fusion

ΔfusH (kJ/mol) Temperature (K) Method Reference Comment
28.5421.7DSCChen, Su, et al., 2009AC
25.1423.2DSCPeng, Jiangjun, et al., 2008Based on data from 300. to 440. K.; AC
21.11423.2DSCKaloustian, Pauli, et al., 2003AC
26.5422.5N/AIWAHASHI, MINAMI, et al., 2001AC
28.4422.3ACMiltenburg, Genderen, et al., 1998AC
27.41420.2N/ADomalski and Hearing, 1996AC

Enthalpy of phase transition

ΔHtrs (kJ/mol) Temperature (K) Initial Phase Final Phase Reference Comment
2.500304.8crystaline, IIcrystaline, IPetropavlov, Tsygankova, et al., 1988DH

Entropy of phase transition

ΔStrs (J/mol*K) Temperature (K) Initial Phase Final Phase Reference Comment
8.2304.8crystaline, IIcrystaline, IPetropavlov, Tsygankova, et al., 1988DH

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

Davis, Porter, et al., 1970
Davis, G.J.; Porter, R.S.; Barrall, E.M., Evaluation of Thermal Transitions in Some Cholesteryl Esters of Saturated Aliphatic Acids, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 1970, 10, 1-2, 1, . [all data]

Nichols, Kweskin, et al., 2006
Nichols, Gary; Kweskin, Sasha; Frericks, Margaret; Reiter, Sarah; Wang, Gin; Orf, Jennifer; Carvallo, Brett; Hillesheim, Dorothea; Chickos, James, Evaluation of the Vaporization, Fusion, and Sublimation Enthalpies of the 1-Alkanols: The Vaporization Enthalpy of 1-, 6-, 7-, and 9-Heptadecanol, 1-Octadecanol, 1-Eicosanol, 1-Docosanol, 1-Hexacosanol, and Cholesterol at T = 298.15 K by Correlation Gas Chromatography, J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2006, 51, 2, 475-482, . [all data]

Hickman, Hecker, et al., 1937
Hickman, K.C.D.; Hecker, J.C.; Embree, N.D., Direct determination of low vapor pressures, Ind. Eng. Chem., 1937, 9, 264-267. [all data]

Stephenson and Malanowski, 1987
Stephenson, Richard M.; Malanowski, Stanislaw, Handbook of the Thermodynamics of Organic Compounds, 1987, . [all data]

Oja, Chen, et al., 2009
Oja, Vahur; Chen, Xu; Hajaligol, Mohammad R.; Chan, W. Geoffrey, Sublimation Thermodynamic Parameters for Cholesterol, Ergosterol, β-Sitosterol, and Stigmasterol, J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2009, 54, 3, 730-734, . [all data]

Chen, Su, et al., 2009
Chen, Wei; Su, Baogen; Xing, Huabin; Yang, Yiwen; Ren, Qilong, Solubilities of cholesterol and desmosterol in binary solvent mixtures of n-hexane+ethanol, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 2009, 287, 1, 1-6, . [all data]

Peng, Jiangjun, et al., 2008
Peng, L.; Jiangjun, X.; Fangquan, M.; Xi, L.; Chaocan, Z., Study on the thermodynamic properties of cholesterol, J Therm Anal Calorim, 2008, 93, 2, 485-488, . [all data]

Kaloustian, Pauli, et al., 2003
Kaloustian, J.; Pauli, A-M; Lechene de la Porte, P.; Lafont, H.; Portugal, H., Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2003, 71, 2, 341-351, . [all data]

IWAHASHI, MINAMI, et al., 2001
IWAHASHI, Makio; MINAMI, Hideyuki; SUZUKI, Takeshi; KOYANAGI, Masaru; YAO, Haruhiko; EMA, Kenji; ASHIZAWA, Kazuhide, Thermodynamic Properties of Steroids: 5-cholesten-3.BETA.-ol, 5.ALPHA.-cholestan-3.BETA.-ol, and 5.BETA.-cholestan-3.ALPHA.-ol., J. Oleo Sci., 2001, 50, 9, 693-699, . [all data]

Miltenburg, Genderen, et al., 1998
Miltenburg, J.C. van; Genderen, A.C.G. van; den Berg, G.J.K. van, Design improvements in adiabatic calorimetry, Thermochimica Acta, 1998, 319, 1-2, 151-162, . [all data]

Domalski and Hearing, 1996
Domalski, Eugene S.; Hearing, Elizabeth D., Heat Capacities and Entropies of Organic Compounds in the Condensed Phase. Volume III, J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data, 1996, 25, 1, 1, . [all data]

Petropavlov, Tsygankova, et al., 1988
Petropavlov, N.N.; Tsygankova, I.G.; Teslenko, L.A., Microcalorimetric investigation of polymorphic transitions in organic crystals, Sov. Phys. Crystallogr., 1988, 33(6), 853-855. [all data]


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