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Reference Correlation of the Thermal Conductivity of n-Hexane from the Triple Point to 600 K and up to 500 MPa



Marc J. Assael, Sofia K. Mylona, Ch. A. Tsiglifisi, Marcia L. Huber, Richard A. Perkins


This paper contains new, representative reference equations for the thermal conductivity of n-hexane. The equations are based in part upon a body of experimental data that has been critically assessed for internal consistency and for agreement with theory whenever possible. In the case of the dilute-gas thermal conductivity, a theoretically based correlation was adopted in order to extend the temperature range of the experimental data. Moreover, in the critical region, the experimentally observed enhancement of the thermal conductivity is well represented by theoretically based equations containing just one adjustable parameter. The correlations are applicable for the temperature range from the triple point to 600 K and pressures up to 500 MPa. The overall uncertainty (considered to be estimates of a combined expanded uncertainty with a coverage factor of two) of the proposed correlation is estimated, for pressures less than 500 MPa and temperatures less than 600 K, to be less than 4.2%.
J. Phys. & Chem. Ref. Data (JPCRD) -


critical phenomena, n-hexane, thermal conductivity, transport properties


Assael, M. , Mylona, S. , Tsiglifisi, C. , Huber, M. and Perkins, R. (2013), Reference Correlation of the Thermal Conductivity of n-Hexane from the Triple Point to 600 K and up to 500 MPa, J. Phys. & Chem. Ref. Data (JPCRD), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 20, 2024)


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Created March 10, 2013, Updated October 12, 2021