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Face-Dependent Solvent Adsorption: A Comparative Study on the Interfaces of HMX Crystal with Three Solvents

Face-Dependent Solvent Adsorption: A Comparative Study on the Interfaces of HMX Crystal with Three Solvents
Yiding Ma, Ying Kang, Zhongxue Ge, Yingzhe Liu, Weipeng Lai, Tao Yu
To understand the crystal–solvent interfacial interactions on the molecular scale, the interfaces between three solvents, that is, acetone, γ-butyrolactone, and cyclohexanone, and three growth faces of 1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocane (HMX) crystal have been investigated with the aid of theoretical chemistry. The results show that the structural features of crystal faces play a critical role in the energetic, structural, and dynamic properties at the interfaces. For each solvent, the same change trend of some properties among the three faces of HMX crystal is observed, including adsorption affinity, local mass density, and solvent diffusion. For example, the rate of solvent diffusion at the three faces ranks as (011) > (110) > (020) regardless of solvent species. This can be attributed to the similar adsorption sites for solvent incorporation at the same face, which are concentrated at the cavities formed by surficial HMX molecules.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b04470

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b04470

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