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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Molecular-dynamics Simulations Of Dimethylsulfoxide-methanol Mixtures.
Author: Vechi, Sérgio M
Skaf, Munir S
Abstract: We present molecular-dynamics (MD) computer simulation results for the local structures, hydrogen (H)-bond distribution, and dynamical properties of methanol (MeOH) and dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) binary mixtures at ambient conditions over the entire composition range. The simulated heat of mixing and site-site pair distribution functions suggest that the intermolecular structures of the pure liquids are not markedly altered upon mixing. Nevertheless, H-bonding statistics show that aggregates of the type 1DMSO:1MeOH are formed and represent the predominant form of molecular association in these mixtures. Only a small fraction (10%) of DMSO molecules in MeOH-rich mixtures (85% in mole) forms H-bonding trimers of type 1DMSO:2MeOH. No evidence of other types of interspecies association is found. The self-diffusion coefficient for DMSO (MeOH) increases (decreases) upon mixing. The characteristic reorientation time tau1 of both species increases in the mixture, but the composition dependence is weak. The frequency spectrum of MeOH reorientational time-correlation function shows significant redshifts of the principal librational band as DMSO is added to the system, whereas the librational band of DMSO shows small alterations upon mixing. Our results are discussed in the light of previous simulation analyses for a similar system, DMSO-water mixtures, and compared with available experimental results.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1063/1.2085052
Date Issue: 2005
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