The evolution of Hydrophobic Deep Eutectic Solvents (HDESs) has expanded the applications of the new generation solvents known as Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES) to include water-based operations. How stable they are in aqueous media qualifies them to be categorized as hydrophobic. This will also determine whether they are appropriate materials for water-based industrial processes or not; or whether they end up constituting a greater pollution load to those processes due to the leaching of their precursors into the aqueous media when used. This work sought to prepare HDESs from a monoterpene (thymol), and three long-chain organic acids (octanoic acid, decanoic acid, and dodecanoic acid). The physicochemical characteristics of the prepared HDESs were investigated. Thereafter, their moisture absorption capacity and stability in aqueous environments
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SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF THYMOL-BASED HYDROPHOBIC DEEP EUTECTIC SOLVENTS
Published: 29 November 2023 by MDPI in The 27th International Electronic Conference on Synthetic Organic Chemistry session General Organic Synthesis
Keywords: Thymol; Octanoic acid; Decanoic acid; Dodecanoic acid; Hydrophobic Deep Eutectic Solvent; Moisture absorption capacity.