Journal of Solution Chemistry

, Volume 44, Issue 6, pp 1224–1239 | Cite as

The Solvation of Anions in Propylene Carbonate

  • Niccolò Peruzzi
  • Pierandrea Lo Nostro
  • Barry W. Ninham
  • Piero Baglioni


The solubilities of some univalent potassium salts (KF, KCl, KBr, KI, KClO4, KSCN, and KCNO) in propylene carbonate (PC) were determined at different temperatures from (25.0 to 45.0) °C through flame emission spectroscopy. From the solubility measurements, the thermodynamic parameters ∆G 0, ∆H 0 and ∆S 0 of solution were calculated. Measurements were carried out via electrical conductimetry and FTIR to investigate the formation of ion pairs and the ion–solvent interactions. This study was motivated by the open question of whether specific ion (Hofmeister) effects are related to the structure of the solvent (i.e., hydrogen bonding). As for water, these effects are due to solute-induced solvent structure changes not accounted for by electrostatic forces.


Hofmeister series Propylene carbonate Specific ion effects Ion solvation Solvent structure 



The authors are grateful to the Prof. Enzo Ferroni Foundation (Firenze, Italy) and to CSGI (Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo Sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase, Firenze, Italy) for partial financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Niccolò Peruzzi
    • 1
  • Pierandrea Lo Nostro
    • 1
  • Barry W. Ninham
    • 2
  • Piero Baglioni
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry “Ugo Schiff” and CSGIUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Research School of Physical Sciences and EngineeringCanberraAustralia

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