Investigation of factors affecting crystallization of cyclopentane clathrate hydrate
Whitman, Catherine A.
White, Mary Anne
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We report the results of systematic investigations of the influence of thermal history and other factors on crystallization of a model clathrate hydrate (cyclopentane hydrate) studied as water-in-oil and oil-in-water emulsions to remove the nucleation influence of substrates other than ice and hydrates. Hydrate and ice seem to form simultaneously under the conditions of these experiments, with ice forming preferentially. Thermal treatment, melting the ice, and leaving only the hydrate, promotes further hydrate formation. Not all the hydrate formed can be accounted for by the recrystallization of water freed by melting ice.
Reproduced from Whitman, Catherine A., Roman Mysyk, and Mary Anne White. 2008. "Investigation of factors affecting crystallization of cyclopentane clathrate hydrate." Journal of Chemical Physics 129(17): 174502-174502, with the permission of AIP Publishing.