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Effect of interfacial hydrogen bonding on the freezing/melting behavior of nanoconfined liquids
P. Maheshwari, D. Dutta, S. Sharma K., K. Sudarshan, P. Pujari K., , B. Pahari, B. Bandyopadhyay, K. Ghoshray, A. Ghoshray
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Volume: 114
Issue: 11
Pages: 4966 - 4972
The effect of interfacial hydrogen bonding on the behavior of the freezing/melting processes in two organic liquids, namely, ethylene glycol [(CH2OH)2] and isopropanol [CH3CH(OH)CH 3], confined in nanopores of ZSM-5 zeolite has been investigated using the positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques. Both liquids have intermolecular hydrogen bonding and feel attractive interaction toward the surface of the confining wall, resulting in an increase in the freezing/melting temperature while confined in nanopores. This observation differs from our earlier report on the behavior of benzene confined in ZSM-5 as well as in silica pores wherein a depression in freezing temperature was seen due to a weakly attractive/repulsive interaction between benzene and the pore surface. The measured S parameter, o-Ps lifetime and intensity profiles across the freezing point of ethylene glycol confined in ZSM-5 are seen to be different from those of isopropanol, signifying the difference in the behavior of phase transition in these two liquids under confinement. It is to be noted that, unlike isopropanol, ethylene glycol has strong intramolecular hydrogen bonding. This causes the difference in the fluid-wall interfacial interaction between ethylene glycol and isopropanol within the confinement. The phase-transition behavior of these two confined liquids was also investigated using the NMR technique by studying the spin-spin relaxation time (T2). The T2 process in ethylene glycol is expressed as a sum of at least two distinct components exhibiting Gaussian decay, whereas in isopropanol, T2 is expressed as a sum of three components showing Lorentzian decay. The transitions from one component to another were seen to be consistent with the positron annihilation spectroscopic observation. {\textcopyright} 2010 American Chemical Society.
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