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Chapter 3

Why Water as a Solvent? Reasons and Advantages

Until recently, the use of water as a solvent for organic reactions was mainly restricted to simple hydrolysis reactions.1 Accordingly, most reagents and catalysts in organic synthesis have been developed for use in anhydrous, organic reaction media.2 Why should we now spend time ‘rediscovering’ rea...

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10 Nov 2009
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Green Chemistry Series