Renewable solvent selection in medicinal chemistry

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Title of host publicationMicrowave-Assisted Polymerization
DatePublished - 2016
Pages28-40
Number of pages13
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Volume2016-January
Edition46
Original languageEnglish

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

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.

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