Ionic Liquids in Synthesis – The demand for increasingly clean and efficient chemical syntheses is becoming more urgent from both an economic and an environmental standpoint. Many technologies rely on large quantities of hazardous even toxic solvents. A promising and now established approach is the development of new, ionic solvents that are fluid at room temperature.
These solvents not only have the potential to increase chemical reactivity and thus lead to more efficient processes, but are also non-flammable and are less toxic than conventional solvents due to their low vapor pressure.
This volume brings together the latest developments in this fascinating field, supplemented by numerous practical tips, and thus provides those working in both research and industry with an indispensable source of information.
“…this excellent work should be read by industrial chemists and should be in every industrial chemistry library. Highly recommended…” (Organic Process Research & Development)
“…everyone who is involved in work on ionic liquids…even the reader who simply wants an overview of this exciting new area…should buy this book!” (Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Vol. 42, 2003)
“…provides an excellent summary of available information on ionic liquids as well as ready access to the primary literature on specific topics.” (Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 125, No. 39)