Physical properties of (jojoba oil + n-hexane) compared with other (vegetable oil + n-hexane) mixtures

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Vapour pressures, densities, and viscosities of (jojoba oil + n-hexane) were measured and correlated over the temperature interval (298.15 to 318.15) K and used to calculate the activity coefficients of the components, excess thermodynamics functions, excess molar volumes, isobaric thermal expansibilities, excess viscosities, and the excess Gibbs free energies of activation for viscous flow. The reported results are compared with the corresponding values for commercial (oil + n-hexane) mixtures (cottonseed, soybean, sunflower, corn, olive, grape pip, Vaseline, and linalool oils) reported in the literature. As a by-product of this investigation, the vapour pressures of 1-methoxy-2-propanol from T = (298 to 392) K, 2-ethyl-6-methylaniline from T = (313 to 448) K, and N-methoxyisopropanol-6-ethyl-2-methylaniline from T = (407 to 535) K were measured using an ebulliometric method. A remarkable similarity between the excess properties for all oils is observed, but the behaviour of the excess thermodynamic functions in the case of (n-hexane + jojoba oil), especially in the n-hexane rich region, is quite different.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1477-1484
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Chemical Thermodynamics
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2008


  • 1-Methoxy-2-propanol
  • 2-Ethyl-6-methylaniline
  • Corn
  • Cottonseed
  • Densities
  • Excess molar volumes
  • Excess thermodynamic functions
  • Excess viscosities
  • Grape pip
  • Jojoba
  • N-Methoxyisopropanol-6-ethyl-2-methylaniline
  • Olive
  • Soybean
  • Sunflower
  • Vapour pressures
  • Vaseline and (linalool oil + n-hexane)
  • Viscosities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Materials Science
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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