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Green Solvents: For Organic Synthesis
Author(s): V. K. Ahluwalia, Rajender S. Varma

ISBN:    978-81-7319-964-6 
Publication Year:   2009
Pages:   346
Binding:   Hard Back
Dimension:   185mm x 240mm
Weight:   775


About the book

Solvents play an important role in organic synthesis. Most of the common organic solvents which have been used for organic synthesis include benzene, chloroform, toluene, carbon tetrachloride etc. Most of these are volatile (VOC) and have undesirable properties like toxicity or being harmful to the environment or may be obtained from non renewable petroleum sources. This book describes some of the most important green solvents, their merits and demerits. These green solvents include water, supercritical carbon dioxide, ionic liquids, polyethylene glycol and its solutions and the Florous Phase Technique. A large number of representative synthetic applications for each of the green solvents are described.

Table of Contents

Preface / PART-I: Use of Water as a Solvent for Organic Reaction / Organic Reaction in Super Critical Water or in Near Water Region / Microwave Assisted Organic Reactions in Water / Organic Synthesis using Biocatalysts / PART-II: Organic Synthesis in Super Critical Carbon Dioxide / Organic Synthesis using Carbon Dioxide/ PART-III: Organic Synthesis using Ionic Liquids / PART-IV: Polyethylene Glycol and its Solutions as Green Reaction Medium of Future / PART-V: Organic Synthesis using Fluorous Phase Techniques / Index.


Postgraduate Students & Researchers in Chemistry, Environmental Science and Green Chemistry


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