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Molecules 2016, 21(2), 184; doi:10.3390/molecules21020184

Room Temperature Ionic Liquids as Green Solvent Alternatives in the Metathesis of Oleochemical Feedstocks

Department of Chemistry, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, P. O. Box 138, Medunsa 0204, South Africa
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 30 September 2015 / Accepted: 25 January 2016 / Published: 6 February 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ionic Liquids in Organic Synthesis)
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One of the most important areas of green chemistry is the application of environmentally friendly solvents in catalysis and synthesis. Conventional organic solvents pose a threat to the environment due to the volatility, highly flammability, toxicity and carcinogenic properties they exhibit. The recently emerged room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) are promising green solvent alternatives to the volatile organic solvents due to their ease of reuse, non-volatility, thermal stability and ability to dissolve a variety of organic and organometallic compounds. This review explores the use of RTILs as green solvent media in olefin metathesis for applications in the oleochemical industry. View Full-Text
Keywords: RTILs; green solvents; olefin metathesis; oleochemical feedstocks RTILs; green solvents; olefin metathesis; oleochemical feedstocks
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Thomas, P.A.; Marvey, B.B. Room Temperature Ionic Liquids as Green Solvent Alternatives in the Metathesis of Oleochemical Feedstocks. Molecules 2016, 21, 184.

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