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Author Kerton, Francesca M

Title Alternative solvents for green chemistry / Francesca M. Kerton, Ray Marriott
Edition Second edition
Published Cambridge, UK : RSC Publishing, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (365 pages) : illustrations
Series RSC green chemistry series ; 20
RSC green chemistry series ; 20.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Green solvents; legislation and certification -- 3. "Solvent-free" chemistry -- 4. Water -- 5. Supercritical fluids -- 6. Renewable solvents and other "green" VOCs -- 7. Room-temperature ionic liquids and eutectic mixtures -- 8. Fluorous solvents and related systems -- 9. Liquid polymers -- 10. Turnable and switchable solvent systems -- 11. Industrial applications of green solvents -- 12. Education and outreach
Summary This book, which is part of a green chemistry series, uses examples that tie in with the 12 principles of green chemistry e.g. atom efficient reactions in benign solvents and processing of renewable chemicals/materials in green solvents. Readers get an overview of the many different kinds of solvents, written in such a way to make the book appropriate to newcomers to the field and prepare them for the 'green choices' available. The book also removes some of the mystique associated with 'alternative solvent' choices and includes information on solvents in different fields of chemistry such as analytical and materials chemistry in addition to catalysis and synthesis. The latest research developments, not covered elsewhere, are included such as switchable solvents and biosolvents. -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Solvents -- Environmental aspects
Environmental science, engineering & technology.
SCIENCE -- Chemistry -- Industrial & Technical.
SCIENCE -- Environmental Science (see also Chemistry -- Environmental)
Solvents -- Environmental aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Marriott, Ray, 1957-
ISBN 9781849736824