Fundamentals of Supercritical Fluids

Hardcover | December 1, 1998

byTony Clifford

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The purpose of this book is to explain the basic physical principles underlying the use of supercritical fluids. The relevant areas of physical chemistry are adapted to the context of supercritical fluids and attention is drawn to the special behaviour obtained in the medium. Although theareas are discussed comprehensively, description of all the complexities possible is avoided, so that the basic principles are clear. Experimental examples are used only to illustrate the principles and there is no attempt to review all the work published. Some of the topics, and in particular theprinciples of supercritical fluid fractionation, are not presently covered in other books or published in the refereed literature. The first half of the book covers the very basic topics of phase behaviour, thermodynamic properties, transport properties, especially diffusion, the effect ofintermolecular forces, structure and fluctuations. In the second half, some topics in which these principles have been widely applied in the literature are described, namely separation methods and chemical reactions.

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The purpose of this book is to explain the basic physical principles underlying the use of supercritical fluids. The relevant areas of physical chemistry are adapted to the context of supercritical fluids and attention is drawn to the special behaviour obtained in the medium. Although theareas are discussed comprehensively, description...

Professor Tony Clifford, School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT. Tel: 0113 233 6529

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.75 inPublished:December 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198501374

ISBN - 13:9780198501374

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Table of Contents

1. A single substance as a supercritical fluid2. Binary mixtures3. Solubilities of involatile substances4. Transport properties5. Extraction6. Countercurrent extraction and supercritical fluid fractionation7. Supercritical fluid chromatography8. Chemical reactions