Clean Solvents: Alternative Media for Chemical Reactions and Processing

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Clean Solvents: Alternative Media for Chemical Reactions and Processing focuses on the use of clean solvents for chemical processes, with an emphasis on chemical reactions, in a single comprehensive volume. Previous books on the subject have focused on applications of specific solvents.
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Papers from an August 2000 meeting report on recent solvent research in areas such as ionic liquids, supercritical fluids, aqueous and fluorous media, and biomass-derived solvents, reflecting the latest thinking on clean solvents that can be used for industrial processes and describing the benefits of these alternative solvents in the context of conventional technologies. Specific topics include continuous polymerizations in supercritical carbon dioxide, Lewis acid catalysis in clean solvents, organometallic reactions on aqueous media, and aqueous polyglycol solutions. Abraham is affiliated with the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering. Moens is affiliated with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory at the Center for Chemistry of BioEnergy Systems. The book is distributed by Oxford University Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780841237797
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Series: ACS Symposium Series, #819
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Toledo

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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Table of Contents

1 Green Chemistry as Applied to Solvents 1
2 Ionic Liquids: Green Solvents for the Future 10
3 Synthesis of Ionic Liquid and Silica Composites Doped with Dicyclohexyl-18-Crown-6 for Sequestration of Metal Ions 26
4 Viscosity and Density of 1-Alkyl-3-methylimidazolium Ionic Liquids 34
5 Reusable Reaction Systems Derived from Fluorous Solvents or Ionic Liquids and Catalysts 50
6 Enzyme Activity Using a Perfluoropolyether-Modified NAD(H) in Fluorous Solvents and Carbon Dioxide 64
7 Separation of Species from Ionic Liquids 82
8 Catalysis Using Supercritical or Subcritical Inert Gases under Split-Phase Conditions 97
9 Continuous Polymerizations in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide 113
10 An Investigation of Friedel-Crafts Alkylation Reactions in Super- and Subcritical CO[subscript 2] and under Solventless Reaction Conditions 136
11 Lewis Acid Catalysis in Clean Solvents, Water, and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide 151
12 Developing Green Chemistry: Organometallic Reactions in Aqueous Media 166
13 Organic Reactions in Water and Other Alternative Media: Metal-Mediated Carbon-Carbon Bond Formations 178
14 Micellar Catalysis as a Clean Alternative for Selective Epoxidation Reactions 191
15 Aqueous Polyglycol Solutions as Alternative Solvents 208
16 Greener Solvent Selection under Uncertainty 224
17 Dibasic Ester: A Low Risk, Green Organic Solvent Alternative 238
Author Index 257
Subject Index 258
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