Assessing the greenness of some typical laboratory ionic liquid preparations

Maggel Deetlefs*, Kenneth R. Seddon

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The greenness, or lack thereof, of various ionic liquid syntheses and purification methodologies are assessed using a common tool used in strategic planning viz. strengths weaknesses opportunities threats (SWOT) analysis, including their adherence to the twelve principles of green chemistry, % atom economies and E-factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-30
Number of pages14
JournalGreen Chemistry
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • MICROWAVE-ASSISTED SYNTHESIS
  • TEMPERATURE
  • CHLORIDE
  • CHLOROALUMINATE
  • SPECTROSCOPY
  • IRRADIATION
  • EFFICIENCY
  • SOLVENTS

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