Special Issue "Deep Eutectic Solvents: Linking Fundamental Properties to Final Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2022) | Viewed by 8691
Interests: thermodynamics; physicochemical properties; phase equilibria; alternative solvents; terpenes; ionic liquids; deep eutectic solvents; eutectic mixtures; pharmaceuticals
Interests: hydrometallurgy; alternative solvents; critical metals; recycling; solvent extraction
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Since 2003, research on eutectic mixtures, commonly known as deep eutectic solvents or DES, has grown exponentially. These neoteric and cost-effective solvents are characterized by interesting physicochemical properties and a promising green character, which grants them potential for a wide range of applications including, but not limited to, extraction and separation, biotechnology, electrochemistry, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. Naturally, the properties of a given DES depend on the starting materials used that will ultimately determine its final end usage and suitability. Research on DES applications followed by the fundamental understanding of their nature is essential for the efficient design and selection of the best DES for a given application.
This Special Issue focuses on innovative research regarding the link between the description of fundamental DES properties and the impact on their applications. The scope of this Special Issue encompasses the use of eutectic mixtures as solvents in alternative or breakthrough applications in different fields and fundamental properties, namely the description of liquid phase interactions across various size scales and phase equilibria. Both experimental and computational studies are welcome as well as critical analyses of existing and future bottlenecks facing the large-scale application of DES.
With the aim of creating an invaluable resource of knowledge on DES, we warmly invite our colleagues to participate in this Special Issue with both experimental and theoretical contributions toward expanding our knowledge in this emerging and exciting area.
Dr. Mónia A. R. Martins
Dr. Nicolas Schaeffer
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- deep eutectic solvents
- eutectic systems
- thermodynamics and phase equilibria
- extraction and separation
- drug delivery
- bioengineering and biotechnology