The selective sorption of solvents on sulphonic acid polymer catalyst in binary mixtures

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Johanna Lilja, Elena Murzina, Henrik Grénman, Hanna Vainio, Tapio Salmi, Dmitry Yu. Murzin
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2005
Journal: Reactive and Functional Polymers
Journal acronym: React. Funct. Polym.
Volume number: 64
Issue number: 2
Start page: 111
End page: 118
Number of pages: 8
ISSN: 1381-5148
eISSN: 1873-3204


The sorption behaviour of a polymer-supported sulphonic acid catalyst, Smopex-101, was studied in different solvent mixtures at 60 and 70 degrees C. The physical characteristics of the catalyst were investigated. Six catalysts with activities, ranging from 2.1 to 3.6 mmol/g, various degrees of cross-linking, 0%, 0.5%, 2% and 4% divinylbenzene as well as dimensions (lengths and diameters) were studied. The analyses of the liquid phase were carried out by using a densitometer. Catalyst swelling was studied with pure solvents as well as in acetic acid-ethyl acetate mixtures. The sorption phenomenon was found to be a complex one depending on the catalyst swelling.


fibre catalyst, swelling

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