Determination and Correlation of the Solubility for Taurine in Water and Organic Solvent Systems

2010-07-08T00:00:00Z (GMT) by Jiao Yang Cai-Rong Zhou Xiao-Hua Shi
Using a laser monitoring technique, the solubility data of taurine in water and aqueous solutions of methanol, ethanol, and 2-propanol were measured over the temperature range from (274.05 to 353.05) K. From the experimental data, the solubility data of taurine in the mixtures of water + methanol, water + ethanol, and water + 2-propanol were found to increase with increasing temperature and decrease with increasing concentration of methanol, ethanol, and 2-propanol in aqueous solution. Also, the water + ethanol solution was a better solvent for the purification of taurine. The Apelblat equation, the simplified model of ideal solution, and the λ<i>h</i> equation were used to correlate the solubility data; the results showed that the three models mentioned above agreed well with the experimental data, and the Apelblat equation was the most accurate of all of these for these systems.