Foundation: Solvents

Summary and further reading

Solvents are used in large volumes in the chemical industry for example in reactions, work-up procedures and in formulations.  There are a number of issues surrounding the use of solvents (including regulatory, environmental, health and safety related factors) and there is a strong drive to move towards the use of more sustainable solvents. 

To study this area in more depth, see Solvents

Recommended reading:

W. M. Nelson, Green Solvents for Chemistry: Perspectives and Practice, Oxford University Press, New York, USA, 2003.