Studies on the synthesis of chemical reaction paths-I. Reaction characteristics in the (ΔG, T) space and a primitive synthesis procedure

Enrique Rotstein, Diana Resasco, George Stephanopoulos

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Abstract

The creation of new reaction paths to accomplish a certain chemical goal has received increasing attention in the recent past. The present series attempts to establish an analytic framework that systematizes the search for the production of a certain chemical product, knowing that there is a wide number of chemicals which could be either raw materials or by-products of the eventual chemical reaction. In this paper some invariant algebraic properties of the chemical reactions in the space of ΔG (free energy change), T (temperature) are developed. Furthermore, based on these properties, a search strategy is proposed for the creation and screening of alternative reaction paths, leading to a desired chemical product. The above analysis has been concerned with single-step and multiple-step reactions including open and closed sequences of reactions (clusters of reactions).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1337-1352
Number of pages16
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Volume37
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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