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Use of Deep Eutectic Solvents in Polymer Chemistry–A Review

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Institute of Natural and Synthetic Polymers, Department of Wood, Pulp and Paper, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Radlinskeho 9, Bratislava SK-812 37, Slovakia
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Department of Zoology and Fisheries, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Science, Kamýcka 129, 165 00 Prague 6–Suchdol, Czech Republic
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Institute of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Radlinskeho 9, Bratislava SK-812 37, Slovakia
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Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Radlinskeho 9, Bratislava SK-812 37, Slovakia
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Academic Editor: Pradip K. Bhowmik
Molecules 2019, 24(21), 3978; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24213978
Received: 2 October 2019 / Revised: 30 October 2019 / Accepted: 1 November 2019 / Published: 3 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Macromolecular Chemistry)
This review deals with two overlapping issues, namely polymer chemistry and deep eutectic solvents (DESs). With regard to polymers, specific aspects of synthetic polymers, polymerization processes producing such polymers, and natural cellulose-based nanopolymers are evaluated. As for DESs, their compliance with green chemistry requirements, their basic properties and involvement in polymer chemistry are discussed. In addition to reviewing the state-of-the-art for selected kinds of polymers, the paper reveals further possibilities in the employment of DESs in polymer chemistry. As an example, the significance of DES polarity and polymer polarity to control polymerization processes, modify polymer properties, and synthesize polymers with a specific structure and behavior, is emphasized. View Full-Text
Keywords: deep eutectic solvents; polymerization; modification; polymer; cellulose deep eutectic solvents; polymerization; modification; polymer; cellulose
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Jablonský, M.; Škulcová, A.; Šima, J. Use of Deep Eutectic Solvents in Polymer Chemistry–A Review. Molecules 2019, 24, 3978.

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