Journal of Solution Chemistry

, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 139–159 | Cite as

Study of the Dependence on Temperature and Composition of the Volumic Properties of Ethane-1,2-diol + 2-Methoxyethanol + 1,2-Dimethoxyethane + Water Solvent System and Graphical Representation in the Quaternary Domain

  • Alessandro Ulrici
  • Marina Cocchi
  • Giorgia Foca
  • Matteo Manfredini
  • Daniela Manzini
  • Andrea Marchetti
  • Simona Sighinolfi
  • Lorenzo Tassi


In this paper, the temperature and composition dependencies of the volumetric behavior are studied for the ethane-1,2-diol + 2-methoxyethanol + 1,2-dimethoxyethane + water quaternary system. Density data were collected at different temperatures ranging from −10 to 80 C and at atmospheric pressure over the whole composition range, 0≤ x i (i = 1, 2, 3, 4)≤ 1. Moreover, we also made use of the results on the six binary (ij) and four ternary (kij) subsystems studied previously. The excess molar volume (V E ) data have been fitted to an equation derived from the well-known Redlich–Kister equation and some interesting correlations were found. Furthermore, in order to represent in an effective way the behavior of the VE = VE(x i ) function (and of the derived partial molar quantities) in the quaternary domain, a new algorithm has been developed, which gives 3D plots where the dependent function is depicted by means of “colored slices” of the tetrahedron corresponding to the investigated composition quaternary domain.

Key Words

Quaternary solvent systems nonelectrolytic liquid mixtures density ethane-1,2-diol 2-methoxyethanol 1,2-dimethoxyethane water backward selection procedure quaternary plots 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandro Ulrici
    • 1
  • Marina Cocchi
    • 2
  • Giorgia Foca
    • 1
  • Matteo Manfredini
    • 2
    • 3
  • Daniela Manzini
    • 1
  • Andrea Marchetti
    • 2
  • Simona Sighinolfi
    • 2
  • Lorenzo Tassi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural SciencesUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaReggio EmiliaItaly
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaModenaItaly
  3. 3.INSTMUdR of Modena UniversityFirenzeItaly

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