Special Issue "Green Solvents"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Sustainable Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Laura Lomba Eraso
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Guest Editor
Department of pharmacy, Universidad San Jorge, Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: green solvents; toxicity; ecotoxicity
Dr. Beatriz Giner Parache
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Guest Editor
Department of pharmacy, Universidad San Jorge, Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: green solvents; ecotoxicology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Green solvents have been and continue to be widely studied. Among these solvents, we can find solvents from biomass, ionic liquids (ILs), or deep eutectic solvents (DES). However, in order to classify these compounds as green, it is necessary to carry out a deep characterization of these chemicals taking into account several points of view: 1) physicochemical properties, since they allow knowing how these substances will behave in the medium and if they can be substituted for traditional solvents; 2) toxicological characterization, to check if these compounds can affect human health and how they do so; and, finally, 3) environment behavior, fundamentally through ecotoxicological studies, to understand how they can affect aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

With this information in mind, we are in a position to take the necessary measures to be able to replace those solvents that have been considered as traditional solvents and which, today, are known to be toxic to health and the environment.

With this Special Issue, we will focus on presenting novel studies of potential green solvents.

Dr. Laura Lomba Eraso
Dr. Beatriz Giner Parache
Guest Editors

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  • green solvents (solvents from biomass, ionic liquids, deep eutectic solvents, etc.): synthesis, properties, catalyst studies
  • ecotoxicity and cytotoxicity
  • water as solvent
  • life cycle analysis of green chemical processes using green solvents compared to those “traditional”

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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