Special Issue "Supercritical Fluid Extraction"


A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Kazuhiro Tamura
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Division of Material Sciences, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University, Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa 920-1192, Japan
E-Mail: tamura@t.kanazawa-u.ac.jp

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Supercritical fluid extraction is a novel, unique and innovative technology suitable for extraction, fractionation and purification of a variety of natural and benign products in place of conventional solvent extraction. Supercritical fluid can facilitate mass transfer of the extracts due to the physical properties such as higher diffusivity and lower viscosity and surface tension. Mainly supercritical carbon dioxide has been used to extract the compounds that are low volatile and susceptible to thermal degradation and decomposition in various processes in food and pharmaceutical industries.

This special issue will focus on research topics such as solubility, diffusion, mass transfer, extract properties, extraction recovery and yield, processing, and their relevant modeling and so on. Novel application research as well as basic research with high quality concerning supercritical extraction will be presented to develop environmental friendly and green processes towards the sustainable society.

Prof. Dr. Kazuhiro Tamura
Guest Editor


  • supercritical carbon dioxide
  • purification
  • extraction
  • fractionation
  • green and sustainable technology
  • food
  • pharmaceutical

Published Papers (3 papers)

by , , ,  and
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(1), 240-259; doi:10.3390/ijms13010240
Received: 28 September 2011; in revised form: 13 December 2011 / Accepted: 14 December 2011 / Published: 27 December 2011
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by , , ,  and
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(2), 2354-2367; doi:10.3390/ijms13022354
Received: 22 November 2011; in revised form: 19 January 2012 / Accepted: 13 February 2012 / Published: 21 February 2012
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by , ,  and
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13(3), 3022-3037; doi:10.3390/ijms13033022
Received: 19 December 2011; in revised form: 23 February 2012 / Accepted: 27 February 2012 / Published: 6 March 2012
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