New approach in the design of reactions and separations using an ionic liquid and carbon dioxide as solvents: Phase equilibria in two selected ternary systems

E. Kühne, S. Santarossa, E. Perez, G. J. Witkamp, C. J. Peters*

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Abstract

Due to mainly environmental and safety reasons, green chemistry is receiving a great deal of attention in the last couple of years. The development of more benign, environmentally friendly processes with less hazardous solvents is currently the major focus of a wide variety of research activities. However, the development of efficient processes requires knowledge on the phase equilibria of the system, which are unfortunately poorly studied. Therefore, in this study we present the phase equilibria for ternary mixtures of an ionic liquid, carbon dioxide (CO2) and two organic solutes, namely 1-phenylethanol and acetophenone, at CO2 concentrations varying from 10 up to 50 mol%. The two organic solutes studied are the reactant and product of the hydrogenation of acetophenone into 1-phenylethanol. Data were measured for pressures up to 14 MPa and over a temperature range from 278 to 370 K.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-98
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Supercritical Fluids
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carbon dioxide
  • Ionic liquid
  • Phase equilibrium and ternary systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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