In the present study, Raman spectroscopic measurements were performed using clathrate hydrate samples composed of ethanol, propan-1-ol, or propan-2-ol + deuterated methane + deuterium oxide. The temperature of the samples was stepwise increased from 93 K to 263 K in steps of 10 K or 20 K to decompose the clathrate hydrate samples during the measurements. The Raman spectra of the alcohols + deuterated methane hydrate sample in the C-H symmetric vibration region were similar to that of pure vapor alcohols, which indicates the weak guest alcohol-host water interaction although alcohols are hydrophilic compounds. In the propan-2-ol + deuterated methane + deuterium oxide system, the formation of two compounds having different composition from structure II propan-2-ol + deuterated methane clathrate hydrate was observed.
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