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Deep Eutectic Solvents Based on Natural Ascorbic Acid Analogues and Choline Chloride

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JournalChemistryOpen
DateE-pub ahead of print - 4 May 2020
DatePublished (current) - 4 May 2020
Issue number5
Volume9
Number of pages9
Pages (from-to)559-567
Early online date4/05/20
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Deep eutectic solvents (DES) are one of the most promising green technologies to emerge in recent years given their combination of environmentally friendly credentials and useful functionalities. Considering the continued search for new DES -- especially those that exemplify the aforementioned characteristics, we report the preparation of DES based on natural analogues of L-ascorbic acid for the first time. The onset of eutectic melting occurred at temperatures far below the melting point of the individual components and resulted in the generation of glass forming fluids with glass transition temperatures, viscosities and flow behavior that are comparable to similar systems. This work expands the current array of DES that can be produced using naturally occurring components, which given their potential to be bio-derived, interesting physicochemical properties (e.g. propensity to supercool and vitrify) and apparent antibacterial nature, may provide utility within a range of applications.

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© 2020 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

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  • deep eutectic solvents, differential scanning calorimetry, green chemistry, lactones, rheology

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