Pressure and supercritical CO2 conditions improve the esterification reaction of phthalic anhydride with methanol in glass microreactors

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    Abstract

    We have developed a new microreactor platform for studying high pressure synthetic chemistry near/under supercritical conditions. A simple reaction, the esterification of phthalic anhydride with methanol, was studied at high pressures as well as under scCO2 conditions using a continuous flow glass microreactor. The unique design of this system is such that supercritical conditions can be generated in the microreactor, by controlling the pressure and temperature. The microreactor design allows to study the influence of different p,T-conditions on the rate constants in an easy way.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages783-785
    Number of pages3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
    Event10th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, µTAS 2006 - Tokyo, Japan
    Duration: 5 Nov 20069 Nov 2006
    Conference number: 10

    Conference

    Conference10th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, µTAS 2006
    Abbreviated titleMicroTAS
    CountryJapan
    CityTokyo
    Period5/11/069/11/06

    Keywords

    • High-pressure
    • Kinetics
    • Microreactor

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    Benito-López, F., Tiggelaar, R. M., Egberink, R. J. M., Gardeniers, J. G. E., Verboom, W., Van Den Berg, A., & Reinhoudt, D. N. (2006). Pressure and supercritical CO2 conditions improve the esterification reaction of phthalic anhydride with methanol in glass microreactors. 783-785. Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, µTAS 2006, Tokyo, Japan.