Thermal conductivity of liquids: Straight chain aliphatic esters.
Abstract:ESDU 96018 contains liquid thermal conductivity data for fourteen alkyl methanoates, fourteen alkyl ethanoates, fourteen alkyl propanoates, fourteen alkyl butanoates, thirteen alkyl pentanoates, thirteen alkyl hexanoates, twelve alkyl heptanoates, thirteen alkyl octanoates, eleven alkyl decanoates, ten alkyl dodecanoates, eight alkyl tetradecanoates, six alkyl hexadecanoates, and four alkyl octadecanoates. Experimental results drawn from the literature for each pure compound were fitted with a four-term polynomial equation in reduced temperature. The coefficients were also faired with changing molecular structure to ensure the best correlation not only for the individual compounds but also for them as members of their chemical series. The coefficient correlations also allowed values to be predicted for those pure compounds for which no measured data exist. The equations were used to tabulate thermal conductivity values at saturation pressure, from close to the melting temperature to about 0.9 of the critical temperature, in SI units at 10 K and 10 degree Celsius intervals. The likely uncertainties in the values presented are indicated in the text. The critical temperature, coefficients and sources of the data are given for each compound. An approximate expression, valid between the normal melting and boiling temperatures in given for the effect of pressure up to 50 MPa.
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