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Autori: M. Plazanet, C. Floare, M. R. Johnson, R. Schweins, H. P. Tommsdorff
Editorial: J. Chem. Phys., 121, p.5031, 2004.
We report a reversible liquid–solid transition upon heating of a simple solution composed of a-cyclodextrine (alpha-CD), water, and 4-methylpyridine. These solutions are homogeneous and transparent at ambient temperature and solidify when heated to temperatures between 45° and 75°. Quasielastic and elastic neutron scattering show that molecular motions are slowed down in the solid and that crystalline order is established. The solution “freezes on heating”. This process is fully reversible, on cooling the solid melts. A rearrangement of hydrogen bonds is postulated to be responsible for the observed phenomenon.
Cuvinte cheie: a-cyclodextrine, 4-methyl-pyridine, reentrant phase transition