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ERIC Number: EJ963138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
How Can We Use Carbon Dioxide as a Solvent?
Mohamed, Azmi; Eastoe, Julian
School Science Review, v93 n343 p73-80 Dec 2011
This article describes the work being undertaken to make more use of supercritical carbon dioxide as a green solvent. It discusses how the use of surfactants can address the limitations of supercritical CO[subscript 2] in dissolving solutes that are polar and of higher molecular weight. The design of appropriate hydrocarbon CO[subscript 2]-philic surfactant molecules is outlined. The future of this research in making clever use of an environmentally undesirable waste material is also considered. (Contains 2 figures, 4 tables, and 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Bristol)