Normal coordinate calculations have been carried out for different rotamers of ethyl dithioacetate, methyl dithiopropionate and N-acetylglycine ethyl dithioester and a number of their isotopically substituted analogs.
A new high-precision static-bomb calorimeter, based on the well established Dickinson design, has been constructed in Porto. The energy equivalent of the calorimeter was determined to a precision
A new, unambiguous way of defining the reference temperature, Tr , for the thermal conductivity of fluids measured with the transient hot wire technique is presented
While the question "What are the systematics of the metal-ligand bond energies in organometallic compounds?" was considered fundamental in an area recently proposed as being of top priority in the USA , relatively little work is currently being done worldwide on the thermochemistry of this class of compounds. Such work is, in our view, an essential part in answering that question.