Supercritical Fluid Nanotechnology: Advances and Applications in Composites and Hybrid Nanomaterials, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Supercritical Fluid Nanotechnology

Advances and Applications in Composites and Hybrid Nanomaterials, 1st Edition

By Concepcion Domingo Pascual, Pascale Subra-Paternault

Jenny Stanford Publishing

566 pages

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The environmental and climate program demands technological solutions in the chemical industry that incorporate prevention of pollution. Major advances are needed to reduce the use of organic solvents, such as methanol, toluene, xylene, methyl ethyl ketone, and dichloromethane, which account for 27 percent of total toxics release inventory chemical

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction to supercritical fluid technology: critical conditions and basis of supercritical processing. Part II. Supercritical CO2 precipitation methods. Part III. Introduction to reactive processes in supercritical fluids: scCO2 as a reagent or as a solvent. Part IV. Polymer modification in supercritical carbon dioxide: foaming and impregnation. Part V. Coating and impregnation processes using dense phase CO2. Part VI: Introduction to characterization: experimental design, process monitoring and products analysis.

About the Authors

Concepcion Domingoreceived her MSc in chemistry at the Barcelona University (Spain) followed, in 1992, by a PhD in materials science. In 1994 she joined the Chemical Engineering Department at the TU-Delft (the Netherlands), starting the research in the area of supercritical fluids. Currently, she is leader of the Supercritical Fluids and Functional Materials group at the Materials Science Institute of Barcelona (CSIC). She has focused her scientific objectives on the synthesis, characterization, and development of micro- and nanoparticulate systems and the preparation of composite materials by using two major groups of processing methods: colloidal solutions and sol-gel routes to supercritical solutions. Dr. Domingo has published more than 100 articles in internationally recognized journals, most of them related to supercritical fluid technology for nanomaterials preparation, encapsulation, and functionalization, applied to biomaterials and high-tech functions. Most of her research is directed to the synthesis and functionalization of porous systems using supercritical CO2 for high-performance applications.

Pascal Subra-Paternault is a CNRS senior scientist who has been working with supercritical fluids for more than 25 years in the fields of natural products, crystallization, particles generation, and modification (precipitation, formulation, coating, infiltration, surface grafting). After obtaining a PhD in analytical chemistry in 1989, she pursued her career at LIMHP (Materials and Process Engineering), spent a year at Princeton University, USA (P. Debenedetti's group), moved to Universite de Bordeaux in 2006, and joined CBMN Institute in 2011 (processing bio- and pharmaceutical molecules), where she leads a team of 10 members. Her research, supported by European, national, and private funding, is currently focused on extraction, purification, and formulation of bioactive molecules (mostly lipids and p

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
SCIENCE / Physics