Evaluation of the solvent structural effect upon the vapor –liquid equilibrium of [C4C1im][Cl] + alcohols

Naima Chouireb, Imran Khan, Emanuel A. Crespo, Mariana B. Oliveira, Fèlix Llovell, Lourdes F. Vega, O. Tafat-Igoudjilene, A. Ait Kaci, Luís M.N.B.F. Santos, Pedro J. Carvalho*, João A.P. Coutinho

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A systematic isobaric vapor-liquid equilibrium (VLE) study of seven binary mixtures of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride, [C4C1im][Cl], and methanol, propan-1-ol, propan-2-ol, butan-1-ol, butan-2-ol, tert-butanol (2-methylpropan-2-ol), iso-butanol (2-methylpropan-1-ol) and pentan-1-ol, was carried out at three different system pressures (0.1, 0.07 and 0.05 MPa). Activity coefficients were estimated from the boiling temperatures of the binary mixtures. soft-SAFT equation of state was used to describe the experimental VLE data and all together, allowed to infer and understand the effect of the alcohol alkyl chain length and structural isomerism on the molecular interactions between the IL and the alcohols.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-44
Number of pages9
JournalFluid Phase Equilibria
Publication statusPublished - May 25 2017


  • 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride
  • Activity coefficients
  • Alcohols
  • Alkyl chain length
  • Binary mixtures
  • Isomers
  • Soft –SAFT
  • Vapor-liquid equilibrium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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