A simple model for the viscosities of deep eutectic solvents

Ali Bakhtyari, Reza Haghbakhsh, Ana Rita C. Duarte, Sona Raeissi

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Deep eutectic solvents have aroused a great level of interest in recent years. In this regard, a simple model is presented for the calculation of viscosities of a wide range of deep eutectic solvents. Based on a databank covering 156 deep eutectic solvents of different natures, a straightforward, simple, accurate, and global correlation is proposed. This model, which covers wide ranges of temperatures, requires the critical pressure, critical temperature, and one reference viscosity data as its input parameters. Since the model has one set of global constants, it can be used for any DES. Apart from this correlation, a second approach was also taken in this study, which was to obtain the constants of the Vogel-Fulcher-Tamman (VFT) model for all of the investigated DESs. With this approach, the constants are individually fit to each DES, therefore, no physical properties are required as input. The average absolute relative deviation errors of 10.4% and 1.7% for the proposed model and the VFT model, respectively, are compared to literature models. The results indicate that the proposed correlation, in addition to its acceptable accuracy and simplicity, is a general model for the estimation of the viscosities of different-natured deep eutectic solvents.

Original languageEnglish
Article number112662
JournalFluid Phase Equilibria
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2020


  • Correlation
  • DES
  • Green solvent
  • Novel solvent
  • Physical property
  • Transport property
  • Viscosity


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