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Author(s): Kamila Wysoczanska
Sara C. Silvério
José A. Teixeira
Eugénia A. Macedo
Title: Cation effect on the (PEG 8000+sodium sulfate) and (PEG 8000+magnesium sulfate) aqueous two-phase system: Relative hydrophobicity of the equilibrium phases
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: The partitioning of four dinitrophenylated (DNP-) amino acids in aqueous two-phase systems of (polyethylene glycol (PEG)-8000 + sodium sulfate) and (polyethylene glycol (PEG)-8000 + magnesium sulfate) in five different tie-lines was experimentally determined at T = 298.15 K. The Gibbs energy of transfer of a methylene group between the two phases was calculated from the measured partition coefficients. This characterizes the relative hydrophobicity of the equilibrium phases. Values of Delta G*(CH2) were in range from (-0.674 to -1.012) kJ.mol(-1). A comparison of both systems was carried out. The results show that the cation type has a strong influence on the amino acids partitioning process. The largest relative hydrophobicity was noted for the ATPS system formed by sodium sulfate. This showed to be a better system for the separation.
Subject: Ciências Tecnológicas, Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Technological sciences, Engineering and technology
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Engineering and technology
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia/Projetos Estratégicos/UID/EQU/50020/2013- POCI-01-0145-FEDER-006984/Laboratório de Processos de Separação e Reação - Laboratório de Catálise e Materiais/LSRE-LCM
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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