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  • 1 Shenyang University of Technology School of Petrochemical Engineering Box 33 Xueyuan Road No. 30 Liaoyang 111003 P. R. China
  • 2 Chinese Academy of Science Thermochemistry Laboratory, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics P.O. Box 110 Dalian 116023 P. R. China
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The heat capacities of trans-(R)-3-(2,2-dichloroethenyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylic acid in the temperature range from 78 to 389 K were measured with a precise automatic adiabatic calorimeter. The sample was prepared with the purity of 0.9874 mole fraction. A solid-liquid fusion phase transition was observed in the experimental temperature range. The melting point, Tm, enthalpy and entropy of fusion, ΔfusHm, ΔfusSm, were determined to be 344.75±0.02 K, 13.75±0.07 kJ mol−1, 39.88±0.21 J K−1 mol−1, respectively. The thermodynamic functions of the sample, H(T)-H(298.15), S(T)-S(298.15) and G(T)-G(298.15), were reported with a temperature interval of 5 K. The thermal decomposition of the sample was studied by TG analysis, the thermal decomposition starts at ca. 421 K and terminates at ca. 535 K, the maximum decomposition rate was obtained at 525 K. The order of reaction, pre-exponential factor and activation energy, are n=0.14, A=1.15·108 min−1, E=66.27 kJ mol−1, respectively.