Using five refractive index mixing rules: Lorentz–Lorenz, Gladstone–Dale, Weiner, Heller, and Arago –Biot; refractive indices of six binary polymer mixtures have been determined at 303.15 K, under atmospheric pressure. The binary mixtures investigated here are PEG-200 + 1,3-Dioxolane, PEG-200 + Oxolane, PEG-200 + Oxane, PEG-400 + 1,3-Dioxolane, PEG-400 + Oxolane, and PEG-400 + Oxane. A good agreement has been observed between the obtained results and respective literature data for all these mixtures. The relative merit of refractive index mixing rules is assessed. Deviation in refractive index and reduced free volume values are also calculated using the refractive index data taken from the literature. Furthermore, the molecular radius of these binary polymer mixtures is computed with the help of the refractive index and molar volume data. In addition, an ideal mixing method is also employed to calculate the molecular radius of these systems.The molecular radius of these binary mixtures is found to be additive with respect to the mole fraction of the pure components. Finally, the results are discussed in terms of the intermolecular interactions among the constituent molecules.
Dhiman, Monika; Upmanyu, Arun; Kumar, Pankaj; and Singh, D.P.
"Prediction of refractive indices and molecular radii of binary mixtures of Polyethylene glycol (PEG-200,400) and cyclic ethers: Insight into molecular interactions,"
Karbala International Journal of Modern Science: Vol. 8
, Article 13.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.33640/2405-609X.3270
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