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Issue 3, 2014
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Glycerol based solvents: synthesis, properties and applications

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The most recent advances in the use of glycerol and glycerol derivatives as solvents are reviewed. There are an increasing number of examples of the use of glycerol itself as a reaction medium, solvent–reagent or a dispersive medium for a large variety of applications. In the case of glycerol derivatives, new synthetic methods, physico-chemical properties and application examples as solvents are revised. Recent studies in the field of solvent classification, as well as solvent substitution issues, in connection with glycerol derivatives are also discussed in this review.

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The article was received on 05 Sep 2013, accepted on 04 Dec 2013 and first published on 05 Dec 2013

Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC41857J
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Citation: Green Chem., 2014,16, 1007-1033

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    Glycerol based solvents: synthesis, properties and applications

    J. I. García, H. García-Marín and E. Pires, Green Chem., 2014, 16, 1007
    DOI: 10.1039/C3GC41857J

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