Characterization of particle size and its distribution during the crystallization of organic fine chemical products as measured in situ using ultrasonic attenuation spectroscopy

Citation
P. Mougin et al., Characterization of particle size and its distribution during the crystallization of organic fine chemical products as measured in situ using ultrasonic attenuation spectroscopy, J ACOUST SO, 109(1), 2001, pp. 274-282
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Multidisciplinary,"Optics & Acoustics
Journal title
JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
ISSN journal
0001-4966 → ACNP
Volume
109
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
274 - 282
Database
ISI
SICI code
0001-4966(200101)109:1<274:COPSAI>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
The potential application of ultrasonic attenuation spectroscopy to the in situ examination of solution phase crystallization processes is examined th rough studies carried out on two organic compounds: urea and (L)-glutamic a cid. For this study a commercial ultrasonic spectrometer [Ultrasizer by Mal vern Instruments Ltd., F. Alba, U.S. Patent 5,121,629 (1992)] was used. A p article size analysis was carried out in an attempt to monitor the crystal size distributions of the crystals growing within the mother liquor. While this technique was found to be of limited effectiveness for the monitoring of the crystallization of urea, due to the formation of high aspect ratio n eedle crystals, whose long axial size is beyond the range of the technique (0.01 mum-1000 mum), good results were obtained with prismatic (L)-glutamic acid crystals. The size evolution of the latter during crystal growth was successfully monitored throughout the crystallization process. (C) 2001 Aco ustical Society of America.