Economical and ecological attractiveness of using ionic liquids as combined reaction and separation media

M. C. Kroon*, C. J. Peters, R. A. Sheldon, J. Van Spronsen, Geert-Jan Witkamp

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Abstract

The attractiveness of using ionic liquids as reaction and separation media in the asymmetric hydrogenation of methyl-(Z)-aα-acetamidocinnamate (MAAC), yielding N-acetyl-(S)-phenylalanine methyl ester (APAM), is quantified. Compared to the conventional process the costs for catalyst make-up (€ 5. 50 versus 0 per kg APAM), solvent make-up (€ 0.63 versus € 0 per kg APAM) and energy costs (€ 0.48 versus € 0.13 per kg APAM) in the novel process are lower. The novel process using ionic liquids is economically as well as environmentally favorable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPapers presented at
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable (Bio)Chemical Process Technology - Incorporating the 6th Intenational Conference on Process Intensification
EditorsP. Jansens, A. Stankiewicz, A. Green
Pages9-16
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
EventSustainable (Bio)Chemical Process Technology - Incorporating the 6th Intenational Conference on Process Intensification - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: Sep 27 2005Sep 29 2005

Publication series

NameSustainable (Bio)Chemical Process Technology - Incorporating the 6th Intenational Conference on Process Intensification

Conference

ConferenceSustainable (Bio)Chemical Process Technology - Incorporating the 6th Intenational Conference on Process Intensification
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period09/27/0509/29/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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