Special Issue "Organic Reaction in Green Solvents"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2016)
Dr. Joaquín García Álvarez
Laboratorio de Compuestos Organometálicos y Catálisis (Unidad Asociada al CSIC), Departamento de Química Orgánica e Inorgánica (IUQOEM), Facultad de Química, Universidad de Oviedo, E-33071 Oviedo, Spain
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Interests: metal-catalyzed organic reactions;homogeneous catalysis;green solvents;atom economy;deep eutectic solvents (dess);water;glycerol;main-group mediated organic reactions
Due to both environmental and economic issues, chemistry is driven to reduce waste and re-use materials in order to meet the standards of the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry. These Principles have become a widely accepted set of criteria for the assessment of the Greenness of a given chemical transformation.
In this sense, the choice of a safe, non-toxic, biorenewable, and cheap solvent is a crucial goal in metal-catalyzed organic reactions. Thus, one of the largest areas of consumption of petroleum-based chemicals in a conventional metal-catalyzed organic transformation is the solvent used as a reaction medium (i.e., solvents account for 80-90% of mass utilization in a typical pharmaceutical/fine chemical operational process). On top of this, conventional volatile organic solvents (VOCs), commonly used as reaction media in metal-mediated organic procedures, can cause well-established environmental problems due to their: i) high toxicity; ii) non-biodegradability; iii) accumulation in the atmosphere (low boiling points); and iv) flammability.
To overcome the drawbacks of traditional VOCs, and to still benefit from the solvent effect, remarkable research efforts have been focused on the replacement of traditional organic solvents by Green Solvents.
Dr. Joaquín García Álvarez
Dr. Jonathan Sperry
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- Green Solvents,
- Bio-derived solvents,
- Deep Eutectic Solvents,
- Ionic Liquids,
- perfluorinated solvents