In this work the (solid + liquid) equilibria (SLE) of the solution of sustainable solvents with five high-value compounds, thymol, ferulic acid, vanillic acid, caffeic acid and caffeine, was investigated. The sustainable solvents studied were liquid poly(ethylene glycol) of average molecular mass 200 and 400 – (PEG200 and PEG400), respectively as well as imidazolium ionic liquids with bistriflamide and triflate anions ([C4mim][NTf2] and [C4mim][OTf]). The obtained SLE data were correlated using the semi-empirical equation proposed by Grant. The activity coefficients of the studied solutes were calculated. Based on these correlations and calculations as well as on the thermo-physical properties of the pure constituents, the SLE behavior of the studied solutions was analyzed and discussed.
Calado, M. S., Branco, A. S. H., Najdanovic-visak, V., & Visak, Z. P. (2014). Solubility of high-value compounds in environmentally friendly solvents-liquid poly(ethylene glycol) and ionic liquids: Experimental study and thermodynamic analysis. The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 70, 154-159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jct.2013.10.036