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A survey of solvent selection guides

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Several solvent selection guides have been published, in different formats, reflecting the culture of their institutions. The data given in these guides have been compiled, and where possible combined, in order to allow a ranking comparison. Of the 51 solvents considered, an acceptable alignment of the classifications could be met, permitting a ranking into four categories: recommended, problematic, hazardous and highly hazardous. 17 solvents (33%) could not be unequivocally ranked by this simplified analysis, thus reflecting differences in the weighing of criteria between the institutions.

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The article was received on 19 Jun 2014, accepted on 29 Jul 2014 and first published on 29 Jul 2014

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01149J
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Green Chem., 2014,16, 4546-4551

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    A survey of solvent selection guides

    D. Prat, J. Hayler and A. Wells, Green Chem., 2014, 16, 4546
    DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01149J

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