Something with mp around -15C, high heat of fusion...
In article <[Only registered users see links. ]> Steve Turner <[Only registered users see links. ].net> writes:
<[Only registered users see links. ].arizona.edu (Cary Kittrell) wrote:
<>A n y h o w, does it seem feasible that one could devise a
<>eutectic of approximately any desired temperature, simply
<>by blending the appropriate simple hydrocarbons? Not terribly
<>toxic -- but not without the danger of flammability.
<Sure, this would be well within the realm of doability, but with the
<potential drawbacks that you mention (flammability, and toxicity which
<is not high but still higher than water). In addition, the fusion
<enthalpy of hydrocarbons is pretty low, particularly in comparison to
<water, which is quite high.
While we're on the topic, does anyone know what those "eutectic salts"
are which you occasionally see sealed into pillars in energy-geek
houses? I get lots of hits when I google on this, but they all
seem to be related to things a contractor would need to know,
not what might interest a chemist.