Neutron diffraction with isotopic substitution has been used to investigate the liquid structures of propylene carbonate and glycerol carbonate. C-H···O=C hydrogen-bonding motifs dominate the local structure of propylene carbonate, giving rise to the formation of head-to-tail correlated chains of molecules. In contrast, glycerol carbonate exhibits a more disordered structure with no overall dominant interactions in which the pendant hydroxyl function disrupts structure-making correlations present in propylene carbonate.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP)|
|Early online date||15 Dec 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- cyclic carbonates
- Neutron Scattering
- GREEN SOLVENTS
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Holbrey, J. (Creator), Gilmore, M. (Creator), Swadzba-Kwasny, G. (Creator) & Delavoux, Y. (Creator), STFC ISIS, 2016