Supercritical fluids as solvents for chemical and materials processing

Charles A. Eckert, Barbara L. Knutson, Pablo G. Debenedetti

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Abstract

Fluids near their critical point have dissolving power comparable to that of liquids, are much more compressible than dilute gases, and have transport properties intermediate between gas- and liquid-like. This unusual combination of physical properties can be advantageously exploited in environmentally benign separation and reaction processes, as well as for new kinds of materials processing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-318
Number of pages6
JournalNature
Volume383
Issue number6598
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 26 1996

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  • General

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