Published in Drug Week, December 31st, 2010
"This review describes selected chemical processes that use more environmentally friendly solvents and less toxic catalysts. For example, water, ionic liquids and supercritical fluids have demonstrated promising activity as alternative benign reaction media for various reactions," wrote B.C. Ranu and colleagues.
The researchers concluded: "The advantages of neat reactions in the absence of any solvent and the use of fluorous compounds as phase-separable catalysts are also...
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