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Inhibiting gas hydrate formation using small molecule ice recrystallization inhibitors

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Abstract

Gas hydrates are ice-like solids containing gas molecules (usually methane) within molecular cavities. Formation of these structures is problematic in high-pressure environments such as gas pipelines and deep-sea drilling operations. In these environments polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP 10) is used to inhibit gas hydrate formation and break-up gas hydrate deposits. Herein, we demonstrate several recently developed small molecule ice recrystallization inhibitors (IRIs) capable of inhibiting the formation of gas hydrates. These small molecule IRIs are cheaper and in many cases, more effective than PVP 10.

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The article was received on 17 Nov 2014, accepted on 10 Feb 2015 and first published on 25 Feb 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA14746D
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RSC Adv., 2015,5, 21728-21732

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    Inhibiting gas hydrate formation using small molecule ice recrystallization inhibitors

    D. Tonelli, C. J. Capicciotti, M. Doshi and R. N. Ben, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 21728
    DOI: 10.1039/C4RA14746D

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