Development of supercritical fluid extraction and rectification processes

Yoshiaki Hashimoto, Masaki Ota, Yoshiyuki Sato, Yasushi Ohizumi, Hiroshi Inomata

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Supercritical fluid extraction with a rectification process was developed with a view to separation of trace components from natural materials. Fundamental experiments for separation of 7-hydroxyflavone from anthracene were carried out in a newly developed apparatus at a pressure of 12 MPa. When the respective temperatures of supercritical CO2+ethanol extraction and rectification were controlled at 333 K and 353 K, and with a feed ethanol concentration of 12 mol% and a CO2 flow rate of 1.4 L/min, only anthracene was recovered from the top of the rectifier. Rectification conditions were optimized by selecting a low feed ethanol concentration and by taking into consideration the phase separation of CO2-ethanol systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-485
Number of pages5
Journalkagaku kogaku ronbunshu
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1


  • Flavonoids
  • Rectification
  • Supercritical Fluid Extraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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