Optimized intermolecular potential for aromatic hydrocarbons based on anisotropic united atoms. III. Polyaromatic and naphthenoaromatic hydrocarbons


Ahunbay M. G. , PEREZ-PELLITERO J., CONTRERAS-CAMACHO R., TEULER J., UNGERER P., MACKIE A., ...More

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, vol.109, no.7, pp.2970-2976, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 109 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/jp045474p
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B
  • Page Numbers: pp.2970-2976

Abstract

In this third article of the series, a new anisotropic united atoms (AUA) intermolecular potential parameter set has been proposed for the carbon force centers connecting the aromatic rings of polyaromatic hydrocarbons to predict thermodynamic properties using both the Gibbs ensemble and NPT Monte Carlo simulations. The model uses the same parameters as previous AUA models used for the aromatic CH force centers. The optimization procedure is based on the minimization of a dimensionless error criterion incorporating various thermodynamic data of naphthalene at 400 and 550 K. The new model has been evaluated on a series of polyaromatic and naphthenoaromatic hydrocarbons over a wide range of temperatures up to near-critical conditions. Vaporization enthalpy, liquid density, and normal boiling temperature are reproduced with good accuracy. The new potential parameters have also been tested successfully on toluene, 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene, styrene, m-xylene, n-hexylbenzene, and n-dodecylbenzene to demonstrate their transferability to alkylbenzenes.