Distribution of glycolic acid between water and different organic solutions


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CHEMICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING QUARTERLY, vol.16, no.2, pp.81-85, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Journal Name: CHEMICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING QUARTERLY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.81-85
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The aim of this study is to present novel distribution data of glycolic acid between water and different organic solutions of trioctylamine and Alamine 336. Formation of acid amine complexes is a dominating factor in the system under consideration. Diluents are chosen from different chemical classes - polar and nonpolar - so as to examine the effect of diluents complex interactions. Diluting solvents used in this study are heptane, cyclohexane, toluene and methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK). The distribution coefficients and loading factors are calculated and interpreted from experimental results.