Density, Viscosity, Refractive Index, and Surface Tension for Six Binary Systems of Adamantane Derivatives with 1‑Heptanol and Cyclohexylmethanol

Measurements on densities (ρ), viscosities (η), and refractive indices (<i>n</i><sub>D</sub>) from (293.15 to 333.15) K and at 0.1 MPa along with the surface tensions (γ) at 298.15 K and 0.1 MPa for binary mixtures of 1,3-dimethyladamantane (1,3-DMA), 1-ethyladamantane (1-EA), and 1,3,5-trimethyladamantane (1,3,5-TMA) with 1-heptanol or cyclohexylmethanol have been carried out over the entire composition range. The experimental data are used to calculate the excess molar volumes (<i>V</i><sub>m</sub><sup>E</sup>), viscosity deviations (Δη), molar refraction deviations (Δ<sub>Φ</sub><i>R</i>), and surface tension deviations (Δγ). The <i>V</i><sub>m</sub><sup>E</sup>, Δη, Δ<sub>Φ</sub><i>R</i>, and Δγ values have been fitted to the Redlich–Kister polynomial equation. From these excess or deviation functions, the molecular interactions and nonideality of the binary systems are discussed. The results are expected to provide fundamental data for understanding the properties of adamantane derivatives as potential components and the composition optimization of new high energy-density hydrocarbon fuels.