Short chain lead (II) alkanoates as ionic liquids and glass formers: A d.s.c., X-ray diffraction and FTIR spectroscopy study

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Three members of the lead (II) n-alkanoates (from etanoate to n-butanoate) have been synthesized, purified and studied by d.s.c., Xray diffraction, and FTIR spectroscopy. Lead (II) acetate, propanoate, and butanoate present only a melting transition at T = (452.6, 398.2, and 346.5) K, with DfH = (16.0, 13.1, and 15.6) kJ Æ mol1, and DfS = (35.3, 32.8, and 45.1) J Æ mol1 Æ K1, respectively. These temperature data correct to a great extent the historical values reported in the literature. These three members readily quench into a glass state. Their corresponding Tg values are (314.4, 289.0, and 274.9) K, respectively, measured by d.s.c. at a heating rate of 5 K Æ min-1.
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