Solubility of 2,4-dichlorotoluene in water determined in fused silica capillary reactor by in situ Raman spectroscopy


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The solubilities of hydrophobic organic compounds (HOCs) in hot compressed water (HCW) were measured using an optically transparent fused silica capillary reactor (FSCR). The total dissolution temperatures of HOCs in HCW were determined visually; the solution homogeneity in the FSCR during HOCs dissolution was checked using Raman spectroscopy. The solubility of 2,4-dichlorotoluene increased linearly with increasing temperature in the range of 266.3–302.4°C. © 2013 American Institute of Chemical Engineers AIChE J, 59: 2721–2725, 2013