Renewable solvent selection in medicinal chemistry

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Abstract

This chapter serves to raise awareness within medicinal chemistry of the possibilities regarding substitution in favour of more benign solvents. Although bio-based solvents are not universally safe and non-toxic, by virtue of being renewable they diminish concerns about the use of finite oil and natural gas reserves. The tools available to help phase out solvents with undesirable environmental impacts are presented with an emphasis on solvent polarity as a means of identifying replacement solvents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicrowave-Assisted Polymerization
PublisherThe Royal Society of Chemistry
Pages28-40
Number of pages13
Volume2016-January
Edition46
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameRSC Green Chemistry
Number46
Volume2016-January
ISSN (Print)17577039
ISSN (Electronic)17577047

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