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Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry, Vol. 76, No. 1, 2003, p. 162. Translated from Zhurnal Prikladnoi Khimii, Vol. 76, No. 1,
2003, p. 168.
Original Russian Text Copyright + 2003 by Tselinskii.
Gaile, A.A., Proskuryakov, V.A., Semenov, L.V., Pul’tsin, N.M.,
Parizheva, N.V., Zakharov, A.P., Apter, Yu.M., and
Solodova, N.I., Predel’nye koeffitsienty aktivnosti uglevodorodov:
Spravochnik (Limiting Activity Coefficients of Hydrocarbons
in Specific Solvents: A Handbook), Gaile, A.A., Ed.
St. Petersburg: Sankt-Peterburg. Gos. Univ., 2002
The handbook covers experimental activity coef-
ficients of hydrocarbons C
, including alkanes,
cycloalkanes, alkenes, alkadienes, alkynes, and arenes
at infinite dilution in more than 500 polar solvents,
obtained by GLC at the St. Petersburg State Tech-
nological Institute. Note that a significant part of these
data was previously published only in dissertations.
It follows from comparison with the fundamental
handbook (Gmehling, J., Menke, J., and Schiller, M.,
Activity Coefficients at Infinite Dilution, Frankfurt on
Main, 1994) that the reviewed handbook covers more
than a half of all the known selective solvents. Data
given in this handbook are of importance for choosing
optimal separating agents in extraction, extractive and
azeotropic distillations, and absorption, i.e., in the
processes widely used in oil-refining and petrochemi-
cal industries. Data on the limiting activity coef-
ficients of hydrocarbons can be used for predicting
their solubility, and the selectivity of a solvent can be
judged from the activity coefficient ratios of com-
ponents to be separated. Also these data are widely
used in modeling phase equilibria liquid!liquid and
liquid!vapor using semiempirical Wilson, NRTL,
UNIQUAC, and other equations.
The handbook is of interest for specialists working
in the fields of physical chemistry, oil processing,
I. V. Tselinskii