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Are ionic liquids a proper solution to current environmental challenges?

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Abstract

It is well known that ionic liquids (ILs) possess extraordinary characteristics, making them greener solvents with unique properties, which allow processes that would otherwise be difficult or impossible with common solvents to be carried out. In this review, we describe and discuss, in the light of possible future large scale applications, some fundamental studies showing the efficacy of ILs in several “hot” fields, from dissolution and transformation of biopolymers to extraction and capture of important inorganic components (metals) or pollutants (CO2).

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The article was received on 09 Oct 2013, accepted on 09 Jan 2014 and first published on 10 Jan 2014


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC42096E
Green Chem., 2014,16, 2375-2385

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    Are ionic liquids a proper solution to current environmental challenges?

    G. Cevasco and C. Chiappe, Green Chem., 2014, 16, 2375
    DOI: 10.1039/C3GC42096E

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