Supercritical Fluids in Natural Product and Biomass Processing - An Introduction

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Abstract

Supercritical fluids are gases at pressures and temperatures slightly above those of the vapour-liquid critical point. At this point, liquid and vapour become indistinguishable, and the vapour pressure curve of the liquid ends. The main unique characteristic of the supercritical condition is that the density of the fluid is very sensitive to small changes in pressure and temperature. These properties make supercritical fluids, especially carbon dioxide and water, very attractive and selective solvents for academic, but also industrial, application.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Pressure Technologies in Biomass Conversion
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
Volume2017-January
Edition48
ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-78801-129-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-78262-485-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Publication series

NameRSC Green Chemistry
Number48
Volume2017-January
ISSN (Print)1757-7039
ISSN (Electronic)1757-7047

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    Nunes Da Ponte, M. (2017). Supercritical Fluids in Natural Product and Biomass Processing - An Introduction. In High Pressure Technologies in Biomass Conversion (48 ed., Vol. 2017-January, pp. 1-8). (RSC Green Chemistry; Vol. 2017-January, No. 48). Royal Society of Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1039/9781782626763-00001