Design and Characterization of Sugar-Based Deep Eutectic Solvents Using Conductor-like Screening Model for Real Solvents


Inspired by the lack of characterization of natural eutectic and deep eutectic (DES) systems, we studied the solid-liquid equilibria (SLE) of binary and ternary mixtures involving choline chloride and sugars. The densities, viscosities and solvatochromic parameters for the binary systems containing choline chloride, [Ch]Cl, were measured at the eutectic composition, and the water impact on these properties was also investigated in order to address the tailoring of their properties using water. Mixtures of sugars are shown to present an ideal behavior, while their binary mixtures with choline chloride present negative deviations to the ideality, particularly in the sugar solubility curve. Aiming to develop a predictive model to design new sugar-based DES, the [Ch]Cl+sugars phase diagrams were used to tune the conductor-like screening model for real solvents (COSMO-RS) parameters, which was after applied in the estimation of the eutectic points of new ternary DES. The predictions quality was checked experimentally, proving that COSMO-RS can be a useful tool for the design of deep eutectic solvents.



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Chemistry; Science & Technology - Other Topics; Engineering


Silva, LP; Fernandez, L; Conceicao, JHF; Martins, MAR; Sosa, A; Ortega, J; Pinho, SP; Coutinho, JAP

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This work was developed in the scope of the project CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials, POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007679 (ref. FCT UID/CTM/50011/2013) and Associate Laboratory LSRE-LCM, POCI-01-0145-FEDER-006984 (ref. FCT UID/EQU/50020/2013), both financed by national funds through the FCT/MEC and when appropriate cofinanced by FEDER under the PT2020 Partnership Agreement. This work is also a result of project "AIProc-Mat@N2020 - Advanced Industrial Processes and Materials for a Sustainable Northern Region of Portugal 2020", with the reference NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000006, supported by Norte Portugal Regional Operational Programme (NORTE 2020), under the Portugal 2020 Partnership Agreement, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). M.A.R.M. acknowledges FCT for her Ph.D. grant (SFRH/BD/87084/2012). FCT is also acknowledged for funding the project DeepBiorefinery (PTDC/AGRTEC/1191/2014). J.O. and L.F. thank the financing provided by the Spanish Government, Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (MINECO), under the project CTQ2012-37114 and the short-stay grant EEBB-I-16-11792.

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