Thermomechanic and thermodynamic properties of mixing solvents in the liquid state have proven a powerful tool in elucidating the specific interactions and structural features supporting the liquid structure in multicomponent nonelectrolytic solutions. Mass transport properties (density, viscosity), thermophysical properties (relative permittivity, refractive index), and related thermodynamics can deepen elucidate the solvent – solvent specific interactions and behavioural peculiarities of the complex real systems. In this paper, we will primarily deal with the experimental measurements and correlative studies both on temperature and composition, of the above mentioned properties (Y), working with a ternary solvent system containing 1,2-ethanediol (ED), 2-methoxyethanol (ME) and 1,2-dimethoxyethane (DME), at various temperatures in the range -10 £ t (°C) £ 80, and with different compositions covering the whole miscibility field of the selected species. These components are strictly parent species, all being 1,2-ethanedyil-derivatives (-CH2-CH2-), pertaining to the amphiphile class molecules, with different balancing degree of hydrophobic and hydrophilic properties. Furthermore, the excess properties (YE) and deviation functions (DY) are largely stressed and examined along the text in order to identify the presence of solvent – cosolvent adducts in these ternary mixtures.
Modelling of Experimental Thermophysical Data by Mixing of a Ternary Solvent System / Foca, Giorgia; Marchetti, Andrea; Tassi, Lorenzo; Ulrici, Alessandro. - STAMPA. - (2011), pp. 5-49.