Green Solvents I

Properties and Applications in Chemistry

  • Ali Mohammad
  • Inamuddin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Shadpour Mallakpour, Zahra Rafiee
    Pages 1-66
  3. Chao-Rui Chen, Ying-Nong Lee, Chun-Ting Shen, Ling-Ya Wang, Chih-Hung Wang, Miau-Rong Lee et al.
    Pages 67-120
  4. Marco P. C. Marques, Nuno M. T. Lourenço, Pedro Fernandes, Carla C. C. R. de Carvalho
    Pages 121-146
  5. Rosa María Martín- Aranda, J. López-Sanz
    Pages 147-173
  6. Smain Chemat, Valérie Tomao, Farid Chemat
    Pages 175-186
  7. Daniela Lanari, Oriana Piermatti, Ferdinando Pizzo, Luigi Vaccaro
    Pages 209-232
  8. Carlos A. Nieto de Castro, S. M. Sohel Murshed, Maria J. V. Lourenço, Fernando J. V. Santos, Manuel L. M. Lopes, João M. P. França
    Pages 233-249
  9. Dipa Ray, Ershad Mistri
    Pages 299-330
  10. Ali Mohammad, Inamuddin, Asma Siddiq, Mu. Naushad, Gaber E. El-Desoky
    Pages 331-361
  11. Belen Ferrer, Mercedes Alvaro, Hermenegildo Garcia
    Pages 363-374
  12. Ikumei Setsu, Ching-Hung Chen, Chao-Rui Chen, Wei-Heng Chen, Chien-Hsiun Tu, Shih-Ming Lai et al.
    Pages 375-395
  13. S. M. Sohel Murshed, Carlos A. Nieto de Castro
    Pages 397-415
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 417-427

About this book


The conventional solvents used in chemical, pharmaceutical, biomedical and separation processes represent a great challenge to green chemistry because of their toxicity and flammability. Since the beginning of “the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry” in 1998, a general effort has been made to  replace conventional solvents with environmentally benign substitutes. Water has been the most popular choice so far, followed by ionic liquids, surfactant, supercritical fluids, fluorous solvents, liquid polymers, bio-solvents and switchable solvent systems.

Green Solvents Volume I and II provides a throughout overview of the different types of solvents and discusses their extensive applications in fields such as extraction, organic synthesis, biocatalytic processes, production of fine chemicals, removal of hydrogen sulphide, biochemical transformations, composite material, energy storage devices and polymers. These volumes are written by leading international experts and cover all possible aspects of green solvents’ properties and applications available in today’s literature.

Green Solvents Volume I and II is an invaluable guide to scientists, R&D industrial specialists, researchers, upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, Ph.D. scholars, college and university professors working in the field of chemistry and biochemistry.


green solvents green synthetic chemistry ionic liquids renewable solvents supercritical carbon dioxide

Editors and affiliations

  • Ali Mohammad
    • 1
  • Inamuddin
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Department of Applied ChemistryAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia
  2. 2., Department of Engineering & TechnologyAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia

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