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CHAPTER 6

An Appendix of Solvent Data Sheets

The proof of solvent sustainability is not in the choice of feedstock, or its low toxicity, but a multitude of considerations spanning all manner of social, economic and environmental issues, which must be evaluated in a quantitative way against agreed thresholds. Steps towards more sustainable solvent use can be made by evaluating methods of production, suppliers, hazards, end-of-life options, and physical properties. Contained in this chapter are data sheets explaining the characteristics of forty bio-based solvents and twenty-five (non-renewable) speciality solvents that might be helpful in constructing an environmental impact assessment or ultimately a full sustainability assessment.

Publication details


Print publication date
11 May 2017
Copyright year
2017
Print ISBN
978-1-78262-335-9
PDF eISBN
978-1-78262-403-5
ePub eISBN
978-1-78801-155-6
From the book series:
Green Chemistry Series