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Solubility of high-value compounds in environmentally friendly solvents-liquid poly(ethylene glycol) and ionic liquids: experimental study and thermodynamic analysis

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>03/2014
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics
Volume70
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)154-159
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

In this work the (solid + liquid) equilibria (SLE) of the solution of sustainable solvents with five high-value compounds, thymol, ferulic acid, vanillic acid, caffeic acid and caffeine, was investigated. The sustainable solvents studied were liquid poly(ethylene glycol) of average molecular mass 200 and 400 – (PEG200 and PEG400), respectively as well as imidazolium ionic liquids with bistriflamide and triflate anions ([C4mim][NTf2] and [C4mim][OTf]). The obtained SLE data were correlated using the semi-empirical equation proposed by Grant. The activity coefficients of the studied solutes were calculated. Based on these correlations and calculations as well as on the thermo-physical properties of the pure constituents, the SLE behavior of the studied solutions was analyzed and discussed.