Substantial rate enhancements of the esterification reaction of phthalic anhydride with methanol at high pressure and using supercritical CO2 as a co-solvent in a glass microreactor

Share/Save/Bookmark

Benito-Lopez, F. and Tiggelaar, R.M. and Salblut, K. and Huskens, J. and Egberink, R.J.M. and Reinhoudt, D.N. and Gardeniers, H.J.G.E. and Verboom, W. (2007) Substantial rate enhancements of the esterification reaction of phthalic anhydride with methanol at high pressure and using supercritical CO2 as a co-solvent in a glass microreactor. Lab on a Chip, 7 . pp. 1345-1351. ISSN 1473-0197

[img]PDF
Restricted to UT campus only
: Request a copy
614Kb
Abstract:The esterification reaction of phthalic anhydride with methanol was performed at different temperatures in a continuous flow glass microreactor at pressures up to 110 bar and using supercritical CO2 as a co-solvent. The design is such that supercritical CO2 can be generated inside the microreactor. Substantial rate enhancements were obtained, viz. a 53-fold increase was obtained at 110 bar and 60 °C. Supercritical CO2 as a co-solvent gave rise to a 5400-fold increase (both with respect to batch experiments at 1 bar at the same temperature).


Item Type:Article
Copyright:© Royal Society of Chemistry
Faculty:
Science and Technology (TNW)
Research Group:
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/74657
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/B703394J
Export this item as:BibTeX
EndNote
HTML Citation
Reference Manager

 

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Metis ID: 241456