Extraction of Glycolic Acid from Aqueous Solutions by Amberlite LA-2 in Different Diluent Solvents

Asci Y. S. , Inci I.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING DATA, vol.54, no.10, pp.2791-2794, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/je800722a
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2791-2794
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


In this work, extraction of glycolic acid was investigated from aqueous solutions by different organic solutions containing Amberlite LA-2, a secondary amine mixture. The extraction of glycolic acid with Amberlite LA-2 dissolved in six individiual solvents has been measured at 298.15 K. The solvents used were I-octanol, cyclohexane, isooctane, toluene, 2-octanone, and methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK). The effect of different parameters on recovery of glycolic acid has been investigated. The investigated parameters were selected as solvent type, amine concentration, and initial acid concentration. To show the effect of these parameters, distribution coefficients (D), loading factors (Z), and extraction efficiency (E) are calculated. The maximum removal of glycolic acid is 79.43% with MIBK and 0.93 mol.L(-1) initial concentration of Arnberlite LA-2.