160 pages | 81 B/W Illus.
Increased environmental consciousness within the scientific community has spurred the search for environmentally friendly processes as alternatives to conventional organic solvents. In the past two decades, numerous advances—including the use of ionic liquids—have made it possible to develop substitutes for some toxic solvents.
Ionic liquids are widely recognized as suitable for use in organic reactions and can also improve the control of product distribution, enhanced reactivity, ease of product recovery, catalyst immobilization, and recycling.
Environmentally Friendly Syntheses Using Ionic Liquids presents the latest developments in the field. It also reviews the latest applications in a wide range of fields including biotechnology, nuclear science, medicine, pharmaceuticals, environmental science, and organic and inorganic chemistry—all from the standpoint of green sustainable chemistry.
Growing interest in the field of ionic liquids will define newer and unexplored areas of applications, expanding possible use of these environmentally friendly chemicals. The information presented in this book will undoubtedly help motivate readers to further explore the field.
Introduction; Toshiyuki Itoh
Organic Synthesis Using an Ionic Liquid as a Reaction Medium; Toshiyuki Itoh
Biocatalysis in Ionic Liquids; Pedro Lozano, Juana M. Bernal, Eduardo García-Verdugo, Michel Vaultier, and Santiago V. Luis
Deep Eutectic Solvents: Promising Solvents and Nonsolvent Solutions for Biocatalysis; Pablo Domínguez De María
Synthesis and Applications of Ionic Liquids as Pharmaceutical Materials; Hua Zhao And Sanjay V. Malhotra
Ionic Liquids as Versatile Media for Chemical Reactions; Jackson D. Scholten, Brenno A. D. Neto, Paulo A. Z. Suarez, and Jairton Dupont
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