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Title: Association in ethylammonium nitrate-dimethyl sulfoxide mixtures: First structural and dynamical evidences

Here we report the first structural and dynamic investigation on ethylammonium nitrate, a representative protic Ionic liquid, and dimethylsulfoxide. By using joined x/ray and neutron diffraction, we exploit the EPSR approach to extract structural information at atomistic level. EAN/DMSO turns out to be homogeneous at microscopic scales and indications for the existence of a structural leit motiv with stoichiometric composition 2DMSO:1EAN are found. Dielectric spectroscopy is used to access the relaxation map of the DMSO:EAN = 60:40 mixture. No crystallisation is detected and three relaxation processes could be characterised. Overall this study provides new indications of strict analogies between water and ethylammonium nitrate. (c) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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Journal Name: Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids; Journal Volume: 407
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Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
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USDOE Office of Science - Office of Basic Energy Sciences
Country of Publication:
United States
Dielectric spectroscopy; Dimethylsulfoxide; Hydrogen bonding; Protic ionic liquid; X-ray and neutron scattering