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Liquid-liquid equilibria of mixtures with ethyl lactate and various hydrocarbons

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Journal publication date25/04/2012
JournalFluid phase equilibria
Volume320
Number of pages5
Pages38-42
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Mutual miscibility in mixtures containing ethyl lactate and various hydrocarbons (alkanes, alkenes, cyclohexane, alkyl cyclohexanes and terpenes) were explored in a range of temperatures from (273.2 to 320.9) K and at atmospheric pressure. Thus, the respective temperature-composition phase diagrams were constructed. The influence of temperature, aliphatic chain length and of double bond presence on liquid phase behavior was discussed. The obtained liquid-liquid solubility data were represented using the UNIQUAC-based model which showed to be an appropriate tool for representing the liquid-liquid behavior of (hydrocarbon + ethyl lactate) mixtures. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.