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Experimental estimates of compression heating and decompression cooling in ethylene glycol.

  • Steele, J
  • Ames, J
  • Augustine, MP
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2020
eScholarship - University of California
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The chemical shift difference, Δσ, between the methylene and hydroxyl protons in the high resolution 1 H nuclear magnetic resonance spectrum of ethylene glycol is shown to be pressure dependent. The equilibrium Δσ values for ethylene glycol are reported as a function of temperature and pressure between ambient conditions, 323 K and 2 kbar, respectively. This surface is used along with Δσ values measured in response to a rapid pressure increase to calculate a temperature rise that is used to infer a temperature change for water that is consistent with theoretical estimates. This work implies that compression heating and decompression cooling are not significant enough to interfere with pressure induced protein folding studies.

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