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Int J Pharm. 2004 Jan 28;269(2):353-60.

A simple relationship between dielectric constant of mixed solvents with solvent composition and temperature.

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School of Pharmacy, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz 51664, Iran.


A simple computational method for calculating dielectric constants of solvent mixtures based on Redlich-Kister extension was proposed. The model was applied to the experimental dielectric constant of binary and ternary solvent mixtures at fixed and/or various temperatures and showed accurate results. Overall average percentage deviation (OAPD) between calculated and experimental dielectric constants was calculated as an accuracy criterion. The OAPDs for correlative and predictive analyses of dielectric constants in binary solvents at a fixed temperature were 0.56 and 1.42%, respectively. The corresponding values for binary solvents at different temperatures were 1.29 and 1.92%, respectively. The OAPDs for correlative and predictive analyses of dielectric constants of a nonaqueous ternary solvent mixture at various temperatures were 1.61 and 3.05%. The accuracy of the proposed models has also been compared with those of previously published models and results showed that the proposed models were superior and capable of providing more accurate results.

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