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The solubility of hexacosane in 2 ethyl N butyric acid, propionic acid, and acetic acid Mearns, Alan Norman


The solubility of a long chain paraffin hydrocarbon (C₂₆H₅₈) over a temperature range of 75° has been measured in acetic, propionic and ethyl butyric acids. The phase relationship for the acetic acid - hexacosane system differs considerably from that of the other two. The results show that propionic acid is the best solvent to use for recrystallization and purification of a long chain hydrocarbon.

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