Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 108, Issue 3, pp 939–946 | Cite as

Thermal and spectral properties and induction period, interfacial energy and nucleation parameters of solution grown anthracene

  • P. AnbuSrinivasan
  • G. Madhurambal
  • S. C. Mojumdar


Anthracene crystals were grown by solution growth technique by adopting slow evaporation method from the solvents CS2, CCl4 and CHCl3. The induction period was measured at various super saturations, and hence the interfacial energies were evaluated. Using the interfacial tension value, the nucleation parameters such as radius of the critical nuclei (r*), the Gibbs free energy change for the formation of a critical nucleus (∆G*) and the number of molecules in the critical nucleus (i*) were also calculated for all these solvents at two different temperatures. The effect of surface tension, viscosity and density of these solvents are correlated with interfacial tension. The solution grown crystals were subjected to UV, FTIR, NMR and X-ray diffraction studies. The purity and high-thermal stability of the grown crystals were determined using thermal analysis.


Anthracene Induction period Interfacial energy Nucleation parameters Spectral characterization Thermal studies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. AnbuSrinivasan
    • 1
  • G. Madhurambal
    • 2
  • S. C. Mojumdar
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryAVC CollegeMayiladuthuraiIndia
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryADM CollegeNagapattinamIndia
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada
  4. 4.Department of Chemical Technologies and Environment, Faculty of Industrial TechnologiesTrenčín University of A. DubčekPúchovSlovakia

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