Ionic-Liquid-Based Aqueous Biphasic Systems

Fundamentals and Applications

  • Mara G. Freire

Part of the Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technology book series (GCST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. José N. Canongia Lopes
    Pages 27-35
  3. André M. da Costa Lopes, Rafał Bogel-Łukasik
    Pages 37-60
  4. Rahmat Sadeghi
    Pages 61-88
  5. Mohammed Taghi Zafarani-Moattar, Sholeh Hamzehzadeh
    Pages 89-121
  6. Rupali K. Desai, Mathieu Streefland, Rene H. Wijffels, Michel H. M. Eppink
    Pages 123-134
  7. María J. Trujillo-Rodríguez, Verónica Pino, Juan H. Ayala
    Pages 135-159
  8. Milen G. Bogdanov, Ivan Svinyarov
    Pages 161-181
  9. Isabelle Billard
    Pages 183-220
  10. Kamalakanta Behera, Rewa Rai, Shruti Trivedi, Siddharth Pandey
    Pages 221-245
  11. Jorge F. B. Pereira, Rudolf Deutschmann, Robin D. Rogers
    Pages 247-284
  12. Sónia P. M. Ventura, João A. P. Coutinho
    Pages 285-315

About this book


This book offers comprehensive information on the fundamentals and applications of ionic-liquid-based aqueous biphasic systems, which have predominantly (and successfully) been employed as alternative platforms for the extraction, separation and purification of diverse high-value products. The book consists of an initial introduction providing a brief overview, from fundamentals to applications, followed by nine chapters addressing the respective phase diagrams (interpretation and characterization) and remarkable examples of their applications. It also includes two final chapters focusing on recent developments in the search for more environmentally-benign and biocompatible ionic-liquid-based aqueous biphasic systems, and on the progress made to date concerning the recovery, recycling and reuse of the phase-forming components, the goal being the development of cost-effective and sustainable processes. The book offers an interesting and useful guide for a broad readership in the fields of green chemistry, biotechnology, chemical engineering, and biochemistry, among others.

Mara G.Freire is a Coordinator Researcher at CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials, Chemistry Department, University of Aveiro, Portugal.


Aqueous biphasic system Extraction of biomolecule Lonic liquid Phase diagram Phase-forming components Extraction of natural phenolic compounds Benign and biocompatible ABS Extraction of metals Surfactant self-assembly

Editors and affiliations

  • Mara G. Freire
    • 1
  1. 1.CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, Chemistry DepartmentUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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