NMR cryoporometry with octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane as a probe liquid. Accessing large pores
2007 (English)In: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, ISSN 0021-9797, E-ISSN 1095-7103, Vol. 305, no 2, 280-285 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane is presented and investigated as probe liquid for NMR cryoporometry or DSC-based thermoporometry. This compound which may imbibe into both hydrophilic and hydrophobic pores is shown to exhibit a melting point depression that is larger than that for other cryoporometric probe materials such as cyclohexane. The transverse relaxation time differs by more than three orders of magnitude between the solid and liquid states, separated by a sharp phase transition. Hence, as demonstrated in controlled pore glasses, octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane can provide pore size distributions for materials with pore sizes up to the micrometer range.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 305, no 2, 280-285 p.
Cryoporometry, DSC, Melting point, NMR, Phase transition, Pore size, Pore size distribution, Thermoporometry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-6453DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2006.09.054ISI: 000243122000011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-6453DiVA: diva2:11171
QC 20100924. Uppdaterad från In press till Published (20100924).2006-11-292006-11-292010-09-24Bibliographically approved