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Does Thermosalient Effect Have to Concur with a Polymorphic Phase Transition? The Case of Methscopolamine Bromide

Klaser, Teodoro; Popović, Jasminka; Fernandes, José; Tarantino, Serena; Zema, Michele; Skoko, Željko (2018) Does Thermosalient Effect Have to Concur with a Polymorphic Phase Transition? The Case of Methscopolamine Bromide. Crystals, 8 (7). ISSN 2073-4352

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Abstract

In this paper, we report for the first time an observed thermosalient effect that is not accompanied with a phase transition. Our experiments found that methscolopamine bromide—a compound chemically very similar to another thermosalient material, oxitropium bromide— exhibited crystal jumps during heating in the temperature range of 323–340 K. The same behavior was observed during cooling at a slightly lower temperature range of 313–303 K. Unlike other thermosalient solids reported so far, no phase transition was observed in this system. However, similar to other thermosalient materials, methscolopamine showed unusually large and anisotropic thermal expansion coefficients. This indicates that the thermosalient effect in this compound is caused by a different mechanism compared to all other reported materials, where it is governed by sharp and rapid phase transition. By contrast, thermosalient effect seems to be a continuous process in methscolopamine bromide.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: thermosalient materials ; jumping crystals ; scopolamine bromide ; negative thermal expansion ; HT-XRPD
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
NATURAL SCIENCES > Chemistry
Divisions: Division of Materials Physics
Projects:
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Akrobacije molekulskih kristala - termoodskočni materijali za novu generaciju aktuatora-AKROBATOO MATERŽeljko SkokoIP-2014-09-7506HRZZ
Depositing User: Jasminka Popović
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2019 11:04
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2019 11:04
URI: http://fulir.irb.hr/id/eprint/4545
DOI: 10.3390/cryst8070301

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