Special Issue "Ionic Liquids in Organic Synthesis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2015)
This Special Issue of Molecules is dedicated to the use of ionic liquids as solvents in organic synthesis. Over the past two decades, ionic liquids have risen from being a specialist curiosity to a novel solvent for academic research, to full-blown industrial application. The basis of this has been the ability of chemists to take advantage of the novel properties of these solvents—in particular, their highly tunable nature, which positions ionic liquids as the only truly "designer solvents."
Accompanying this enhanced popularity has been a wide range of applications—nearly every class of reaction has been demonstrated in ionic liquids, with unique benefits reported in the recycling of homogeneous catalysis, the modification of carbohydrates and the use of non-traditional synthetic techniques such as microwaves and ultrasound. Ionic liquids have further positioned themselves as the solvent of choice for environmental applications in organic synthesis—and the range of uses for these solvents is limited only by the ingenuity of the scientists involved.
Dr. Jason P. Hallett
Manuscript Submission Information
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- ionic liquids
- organic synthesis
- green chemistry