Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1994, 59, 1261-1269

Crystallization of Pentaerythritol I. Solubility, Density and Metastable Zone Width

Miloslav Karela, Jaroslav Nývlta and Angelo Chianeseb

a Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 160 00 Prague 6, Czech Republic
b University of Rome "La Sapienza", Via Eudossiana 18, I-00184 Rome, Italy


Solubility of pentaerythritol in water has been determined using literature data, the polythermal method and the dry residue method. Densities of its aqueous solutions have been measured using a pycnometer. Kinetics of crystallization of the pentaerythritol has been determined in laboratory experiments. In this paper, metastable zone width measurements have been employed for the assessment of the primary nucleation rate.