Extraction Equilibria of Acrylic Acid from Aqueous Solutions by Amberlite LA-2 in Various Diluents

Asci Y. S., Inci I.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING DATA, vol.55, no.7, pp.2385-2389, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/je900810q
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2385-2389
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Amberlite LA-2 (a secondary amine mixture) has been studied for its ability to extract acrylic acid at different amine concentrations. The extraction of acrylic acid by Amber lite LA-2 dissolved in seven single solvents (cyclohexane, 2-octanone, toluene, methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK), iso-octane, hexane, and 1-octanol) has been investigated with respect to different amine concentrations at 298.15 K. In the extraction, two acid amine complexes, (HO):(R2N) and (HO):(R2N)(2), have been assumed to exist in the organic phase in the case of proton-donating diluents, while the complexes (HO):(R2N) and (HO)(2):(R2N)(3) have been suggested in the case of nonproton-donating diluents. Important data for the design and analysis of different separation processes have been obtained as a result of batch experiments. These important data are distribution coefficients (D), loading factors (Z), extraction efficiency (E), and overall extraction constants (K-11, K-12, K-23). The maximum removal of acrylic acid is 98.22 % To with MIBK at 0.93 mol.L-1 initial concentration of Amber lite LA-2.