Ultrasonic study of binary aqueous mixtures of three common eutectic solvents

Nabil M. Abdel Jabbar*, Farouq S. Mjalli

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Ultrasonic velocities have been measured for different binary mixtures of common choline chloride-based deep eutectic solvents (DESs), namely, reline, glyceline and ethaline with water, in the range of temperature: 303.15–353.15 K. The experimental data measurements with different mole fractions of DES–water solutions were utilised in fitting four different models for speed of sound. These models correlate the speed of sound with some physical properties such as molar volumes, molar components sound velocity, densities, molecular weights, collision factors etc. A close match was obtained with these models with an average relative error of less than 4% for all data points used. It was observed that the ultrasonic velocity increases with the concentration of DES solvent and decreases with temperature. Moreover, this study roughly indicated that the intermolecular interactions in reline and ethaline aqueous mixtures exist in the form of disruption of dipole–dipole interactions (that varies considerably as a function of DES mixture composition and solution temperature). On the other hand, the interactions on the molecular level in glyceline aqueous solution are mainly due to dipole–dipole intermolecular forces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalPhysics and Chemistry of Liquids
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2 2019


  • DES
  • Ultrasonic
  • eutectic
  • intermolecular
  • mixture
  • speed of sound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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