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Title: A Combined Experimental and Computational Study on Selected Physical Properties of Aminosilicones

A number of physical properties of aminosilicones have been determined experimentally and predicted computationally. It was found that COSMO-RS predicted the densities of the materials under study to within about 4% of the experimentally determined values. Vapor pressure measurements were performed, and all of the aminosilicones of interest were found to be significantly less volatile than the benchmark MEA material. COSMO-RS was reasonably accurate for predicting the vapor pressures for aminosilicones that were thermally stable. The heat capacities of all aminosilicones tested were between 2.0 and 2.3 J/(g.degrees C); again substantially lower than a benchmark 30% aqueous MEA solution. Surface energies for the aminosilicones were found to be 23.3-28.3 dyne/cm and were accurately predicted using the parachor method.
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Journal Name: Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research; Journal Volume: 53; Journal Issue: 4
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USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
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United States