Physical Properties of 7-Methyl-1,5,7-triazabicyclo[4.4.0]dec-5-ene (mTBD)

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  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Helsinki
  • Thermtest Europe AB


7-Methyl-1,5,7-triazabicyclo[4.4.0]dec-5-ene (mTBD) has useful catalytic properties and can form an ionic liquid when mixed with an acid. Despite its potential usefulness, no data on its thermodynamic and transport properties are currently available in the literature. Here we present the first reliable public data on the liquid vapor pressure (temperature from 318.23 K to 451.2 K and pressure from 11.1 Pa to 10 000 Pa), liquid compressed density (293.15 K to 473.15 K and 0.092 MPa to 15.788 MPa), liquid isobaric heat capacity (312.48 K to 391.50 K), melting properties, liquid thermal conductivity (299.0 K to 372.9 K), liquid refractive index (293.15 K to 343.15 K), liquid viscosity (290.79 K to 363.00 K), liquid–vapor enthalpy of vaporization (318.23 K to 451.2 K), liquid thermal expansion coefficient (293.15 K to 473.15 K), and liquid isothermal compressibility of mTBD (293.15 K to 473.15). The properties of mTBD were compared with those of other relevant compounds, including 1,5-diazabicyclo(4.3.0)non-5-ene (DBN), 1,8-diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undec-7-ene (DBU), and 1,1,3,3-tetramethylguanidine (TMG). We used the PC-SAFT equation of state to model the thermodynamic properties of mTBD, DBN, DBU, and TMG. The PC-SAFT parameters were optimized using experimental data.


Original languageEnglish
Article number71
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • Density, mTBD, PC-SAFT, Thermodynamic properties, Vapor pressure

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