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Issue 1, 2016
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CHEM21 selection guide of classical- and less classical-solvents

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A selection guide of common solvents has been elaborated, based on a survey of publically available solvent selection guides. In order to rank less classical solvents, a set of Safety, Health and Environment criteria is proposed, aligned with the Global Harmonized System (GHS) and European regulations. A methodology based on a simple combination of these criteria gives an overall preliminary ranking of any solvent. This enables in particular a simplified greenness evaluation of bio-derived solvents.

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The article was received on 12 May 2015, accepted on 13 Aug 2015 and first published on 13 Aug 2015

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01008J
Citation: Green Chem., 2016,18, 288-296
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    CHEM21 selection guide of classical- and less classical-solvents

    D. Prat, A. Wells, J. Hayler, H. Sneddon, C. R. McElroy, S. Abou-Shehada and P. J. Dunn, Green Chem., 2016, 18, 288
    DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01008J

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