Liquid-liquid equilibria of mixtures containing methyl acetate plus methanol plus hexane or heptane uri icon


  • This paper reports the results of a new experimental study of liquid–liquid equilibria for the mixtures methyl acetate + methanol + hexane or heptane at atmospheric pressure and at (268.15, 278.15, 288.15, and 298.15)K. The equilibrium compositions were measured by gas chromatography from samples split isothermally into a glass-stirred device, and phase diagrams are reported at each temperature. The experimentally determined liquid-liquid equilibria were satisfactorily correlated by the NRTL and UNIQUAC equations. A comparative analysis was performed by application of UNIFAC group contribution method and its modifications to predict experimental liquid–liquid equilibria (LLE) behavior of these ternary mixtures. A poor prediction was observed from these contribution methods.

publication date

  • January 1, 2008