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Language | English |
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Pages | 3032-3043 |

Number of pages | 12 |

Journal | Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research |

Volume | 35 |

Issue number | 9 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 1996 |

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### Keywords

- aqueous polymer systems
- integral-equation theory
- chain molecules
- 2-phase systems
- micellar solutions
- hard-spheres
- thermodynamics
- biomaterials
- proteins
- dilute

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*Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research*,

*35*(9), 3032-3043. https://doi.org/10.1021/ie950756k

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*Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research*, vol. 35, no. 9, pp. 3032-3043. https://doi.org/10.1021/ie950756k

**A liquid-state theory approach to modeling solute partitioning in phase-separated solutions.** / Lue, L.; Blankschtein, D.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - A liquid-state theory approach to modeling solute partitioning in phase-separated solutions

AU - Lue, L.

AU - Blankschtein, D.

N1 - English Article VF785 IND ENG CHEM RES

PY - 1996

Y1 - 1996

N2 - We present a general theoretical framework to model the partitioning behavior of solutes in phase-separated solutions. Our approach makes use of the McMillan-Mayer solution theory to construct a Gibbs free energy model of the solution. This approach has the following desirable features: (i) the molecular structures of the solute species as well as their interactions are explicit inputs, and, therefore, the application of the theory is not restricted to a particular system, and (ii) the accuracy of the theory can be systematically improved, since the various approximations involved in constructing the solution Gibbs free energy model are clearly delineated. We illustrate the practical implementation of the theoretical framework by examining three cases. First, the theory is utilized in the context of a truncated virial expansion in solution concentration to derive an expression for the solute partition coefficient. Second, the theory is utilized to model protein partitioning in two-phase aqueous surfactant solutions. Third, the theory is utilized to qualitatively predict the partitioning behavior of proteins in a model two-phase aqueous polymer solution, accounting explicitly for the semidilute nature of the concentrated polymer solution phase, We find that the theory captures many of the salient experimental trends observed in protein partitioning in two-phase aqueous polymer solutions.

AB - We present a general theoretical framework to model the partitioning behavior of solutes in phase-separated solutions. Our approach makes use of the McMillan-Mayer solution theory to construct a Gibbs free energy model of the solution. This approach has the following desirable features: (i) the molecular structures of the solute species as well as their interactions are explicit inputs, and, therefore, the application of the theory is not restricted to a particular system, and (ii) the accuracy of the theory can be systematically improved, since the various approximations involved in constructing the solution Gibbs free energy model are clearly delineated. We illustrate the practical implementation of the theoretical framework by examining three cases. First, the theory is utilized in the context of a truncated virial expansion in solution concentration to derive an expression for the solute partition coefficient. Second, the theory is utilized to model protein partitioning in two-phase aqueous surfactant solutions. Third, the theory is utilized to qualitatively predict the partitioning behavior of proteins in a model two-phase aqueous polymer solution, accounting explicitly for the semidilute nature of the concentrated polymer solution phase, We find that the theory captures many of the salient experimental trends observed in protein partitioning in two-phase aqueous polymer solutions.

KW - aqueous polymer systems

KW - integral-equation theory

KW - chain molecules

KW - 2-phase systems

KW - micellar solutions

KW - hard-spheres

KW - thermodynamics

KW - biomaterials

KW - proteins

KW - dilute

UR - http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ie950756k

U2 - 10.1021/ie950756k

DO - 10.1021/ie950756k

M3 - Article

VL - 35

SP - 3032

EP - 3043

JO - Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research

T2 - Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research

JF - Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research

SN - 0888-5885

IS - 9

ER -