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Issue 31, 2015
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In-line and selective phase separation of medium-chain carboxylic acids using membrane electrolysis

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Abstract

We had extracted n-caproate from bioreactor broth. Here, we introduced in-line membrane electrolysis that utilized a pH gradient between two chambers to transfer the product into undissociated n-caproic acid without chemical addition. Due to the low maximum solubility of this acid, selective phase separation occurred, allowing simple product separation into an oily liquid containing ∼90% n-caproic and n-caprylic acid.

Graphical abstract: In-line and selective phase separation of medium-chain carboxylic acids using membrane electrolysis

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Submitted
15 Feb 2015
Accepted
12 Mar 2015
First published
12 Mar 2015

Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 6847-6850
Article type
Communication
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In-line and selective phase separation of medium-chain carboxylic acids using membrane electrolysis

J. Xu, J. J. L. Guzman, S. J. Andersen, K. Rabaey and L. T. Angenent, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 6847
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01897H

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