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Switchable (pH-driven) aqueous biphasic systems formed by ionic liquids as integrated production–separation platforms

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Abstract

The ability to induce reversible transitions between homogeneous solutions and biphasic systems is of paramount relevance in separation processes. In this context, pH-triggered aqueous biphasic systems composed of ionic liquids and salts are here disclosed as switchable mono/biphasic systems, and their potential application is further demonstrated through an integrated approach comprising both the production and separation of hydroxymethylfurfural from fructose.

Graphical abstract: Switchable (pH-driven) aqueous biphasic systems formed by ionic liquids as integrated production–separation platforms

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Submitted
13 Jan 2017
Accepted
18 Apr 2017
First published
18 Apr 2017

Green Chem., 2017,19, 2768-2773
Article type
Communication

Switchable (pH-driven) aqueous biphasic systems formed by ionic liquids as integrated production–separation platforms

A. M. Ferreira, A. F. M. Cláudio, M. Válega, F. M. J. Domingues, A. J. D. Silvestre, R. D. Rogers, J. A. P. Coutinho and M. G. Freire, Green Chem., 2017, 19, 2768
DOI: 10.1039/C7GC00157F

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