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Special Issue "Deep Eutectic Solvents"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2019).
Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Gas & Fuels Research Center, Texas A&M University at College Station, Doha, Qatar
Interests: ionic liquids; deep and natural deep eutectic solvents; porous materials; gas capture and storage, gas hydrates; vapor–liquid equilibrium and chemical thermodynamics
Deep eutectic solvents (DES), being cost-effective solvents, have attracted increasing attention in both academia and industry in recent years. Bringing together mixtures of hydrogen-bond donor(s) and hydrogen-bond acceptor(s), DESs are formed and such mixtures show substantially high melting-point depression upon mixing.
Due to their task-specific character, DES have recently been considered as alternatives to current industry benchmark solvents since DES maintain most of their relevant properties and at the same DESs time avoid some of their economic and environmental issues. DES are produced from low cost and natural sources, together with their almost null toxicity and high biodegradability make them solvents as a suitable for wide range of applications such as organic synthesis, catalysis, biocatalysis, biodiesel transformation, electrochemistry, batteries and capacitors, (nano)materials, pharmaceutical ingredient delivery vehicles and gas separation technologies.
The purpose of this Special Issue on DES in Molecules is to bring experts from the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering and materials science backgrounds and highlight recent advancements in above-mentioned areas for these innovative solvents and their applications. We welcome both experimental and theoretical approaches in order to diversify this special issue and give broader perspective on the subject to the readers.
We hope this Special Issue will catalyze the ongoing research activities on DES and inspire many others in both academia and industry to consider promising novel solvents, DES, as one of the most state-of-the-art mediums for sustainable chemical process applications.
Prof. Mert Atilhan
Prof. Santiago Aparicio
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- Deep Eutectic Solvents
- Ionic Liquids
- Organic Acids
- Gas Solubility
- Gas Separation
- Natural Deep Eutectic Solvents
- Density Functional Theory
- Molecular Dynamics
- Organic Synthesis
- Biodiesel Transformation
- Batteries and Capacitors
- Drug Delivery