Liquid–Liquid Equilibria for Ethanol or 2-Propanol Aqueous Solutions with sec-Butyl Acetate at Four Temperatures

  • Quanzhou Zhang
  • Wenfeng Peng
  • Yao ChenEmail author


Tie-line data for water + ethanol + sec-butyl acetate (SBAC) and water + 2-propanol + SBAC systems were determined at T = (293.15, 298.15, 303.15, 308.15) K under 100 kPa. This measurement data were correlated by using modified and extended UNIQUAC solution models. Liquid–liquid phase diagrams at the four temperatures were drawn and compared. The Bachman equation was applied to verify the thermodynamic consistency of the experimental data. Distribution coefficients and separation factors were calculated from the tie-line data and evaluated the effectiveness of SBAC for the extraction of alcohols from aqueous solutions.


Tie-line data sec-Butyl acetate Modified and extended UNIQUAC models Separation factor 



The authors thank the financial support from National Scientific Research Found of China (21271088).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryJinan UniversityGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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