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J. Phys. IV France
Volume 11, Number PR10, Décembre 2001
Journées d'Étude des Équilibres entre Phases
Page(s) Pr10-197 - Pr10-199
Journées d'Étude des Équilibres entre Phases

J. Phys. IV France 11 (2001) Pr10-197-Pr10-199

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20011030

Représentation topologique (p, T) du trimorphisme du ferrocène : métastabilité intrinsèque de la phase triclinique

S. Toscani1, P. De oliveira2 and R. Céolin1

1  Laboratoire de Chimie Physique, Faculté de Pharmacie, 4 avenue de l'Observatoire, 75006 Paris, France
2  Laboratoire de Biophysique, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 43 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France

Structural and thermodynamic data reported in literature about the three crystalline phases of ferrocene are used to build up a topological representation of its (p,T) phase diagram. Two phases (orthorhombic and monoclinic) exhibit stable phase regions whose temperature ranges increase with increasing pressure. The triclinic phase is found to be metastable whichever temperature and pressure. In the (p,T) diagram, it is not associated with any state of lowest energy although it transforms into the monoclinic phase according to a transition which is reversible. It is shown that this occurs in the phase region where the orthorhombic phase is the stable phase.

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