Chapter 10. Supercritical Fluid Extraction

  1. John R. Dean B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., D.I.C., D.Sc., FRSC, C.Chem., C.Sci., Cert. Ed., Registered Analytical Chemist postdoctoral research fellow Senior Lecturer Reader Principal Lecturer Associate Dean personal chair Director Professor recipient active member Past Chairman former Vice-President

Published Online: 29 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682494.ch10

Extraction Techniques in Analytical Sciences

Extraction Techniques in Analytical Sciences

How to Cite

Dean, J. R. (2009) Supercritical Fluid Extraction, in Extraction Techniques in Analytical Sciences, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682494.ch10

Author Information

  1. The Graduate School and School of Applied Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 7 NOV 2009

Book Series:

  1. Analytical Techniques in the Sciences

Book Series Editors:

  1. David J. Ando

Series Editor Information

  1. Dartford, Kent, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470772850

Online ISBN: 9780470682494



  • supercritical fluid extraction;
  • supercritical fluid extraction of organic compounds from solid samples;
  • theoretical basis for supercritical fluid extraction;
  • practical aspects of supercritical fluid extraction;
  • supercritical phase - attributed to Baron Cagniard de la Tour;
  • SFE instrumentation;
  • choice of CO2 - initial consideration as far as impurities are concerned;
  • SFE applications;
  • selection of SFE operating conditions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Instrumentation for SFE

  • Applications of SFE

  • Selection of SFE Operating Parameters

  • References