Enhanced performance of supercritical fluid foaming of natural-based polymers by deep eutectic solvents

Marta Martins, Ivo M. Aroso, Rui L. Reis, Ana Rita C Duarte, Rita Craveiro, Alexandre Paiva

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Abstract

Significance: Natural deep eutectic solvents (NADES) are defined as a mixture of two or more solid or liquid components, which at a particular composition present a high melting point depression becoming liquids at room temperature. NADES are constituted by natural molecules and fully represent the green chemistry principles. For these reasons, the authors believe that the submitted manuscript is a highly valuable contribution to the field of green chemistry and chemical engineering. For the first time, the possibility to use NADES as enhancers of supercritical fluid technology is revealed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3701-3706
Number of pages6
JournalAiche Journal
Volume60
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014

Keywords

  • Biomaterials
  • Green engineering
  • Polymer processing
  • Supercritical processes

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