Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 53, Issue 2, pp 431–439 | Cite as

Vapor Pressure Determination by Pressure DSC

  • A. Boller
  • H. G. Wiedemann


A new pressure DSC module (Mettler DSC27HP) and its abilities for vapor pressure determination in the range of subambient pressure to 7 MPa are presented. To compare the new to an established method, vapor pressures of caffeine, naphthalene and o-phenacetin have been determined both by pressure DSC and the Knudsen effusion cell method. These results, including the derived heats of evaporation and heats of sublimation, are compared to literature values.

Knudsen effusion method pressure DSC steel ball method vapor pressure determination 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Boller
    • 1
  • H. G. Wiedemann
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryThe University of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.Mettler-Toledo AGGreifenseeSwitzerland

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