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Author(s): Aristides P. Carneiro
Oscar Rodríguez
Eugénia A. Macedo
Title: Solubility of xylitol and sorbitol in ionic liquids - Experimental data and modeling
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: Solubility of biomass-derived compounds in ionic liquids is an important parameter for the design of future processes incorporating ionic liquids as solvents for biorefining. Sugar alcohols such as sorbitol and xylitol are carbohydrate derivatives which have been identified as building blocks for biorefining. Therefore, in this work the solubility of these two sugar alcohols was measured experimentally within the temperature range of 288 K to 433 K, in three ionic liquids: [emim][EtSO4], Aliquat (R) 336 (N-Methyl-N,N-dioctyloctan-1-ammonium chloride), and Aliquat (R)[NO3] (N-Methyl-N, N-dioctyloctan-1-ammonium nitrate). In addition, the densities of the ionic liquids were also measured and correlated. Local composition models such as NRTL, e-NRTL, and UNIQUAC were successfully applied to represent the experimental solubility data. The thermodynamic functions of dissolution were also calculated from the experimental data. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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/Programa de Financiamento Plurianual de Unidades de I&D/PEst-C/EQB/LA0020/2011/Projeto Estratégico-LA 20 - 2011-2012/LA 20
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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