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Expanding GSK's solvent selection guide ― embedding sustainability into solvent selection starting at medicinal chemistry
Solvents make a large contribution to the environmental impact of manufacturing processes of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), as well as playing an important role in other chemicalExpand
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Circular economy design considerations for research and process development in the chemical sciences
A circular economy will look to chemistry to provide the basis of innovative products, made from renewable feedstocks and designed to be reused, recycled, or the feedstock renewed through naturalExpand
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Identification of High Performance Solvents for the Sustainable Processing of Graphene
Nanomaterials have many advanced applications, from bio-medicine to flexible electronics to energy storage, and the broad interest in graphene-based materials and devices means that high annualExpand
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A quantitative comparison between conventional and bio-derived solvents from citrus waste in esterification and amidation kinetic studies
(R)-(+)-Limonene, which is available in large quantities from citrus waste, and its close derivative p-cymene are shown herein to be viable yet sustainable solvents for amidation and esterificationExpand
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European Restrictions on 1,2-Dichloroethane: C-H Activation Research and Development Should Be Liberated and not Limited.
  • J. Sherwood
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Angewandte Chemie
  • 22 October 2018
Plan B: 1,2-Dichloroethane was recently subject to regulatory controls in the European Union that will severely limit its commercial use. The practitioners of innovative synthetic methods,Expand
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Biocatalysis in bio-derived solvents: an improved approach for medium optimisation
An improved multi-parameter approach to the correlation of enzymatic activity and solvent properties is proposed. The development of the correlation facilitated the introduction of renewable solventsExpand
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The significance of biomass in a circular economy.
  • J. Sherwood
  • Business, Medicine
  • Bioresource technology
  • 9 January 2020
A circular economy relies on the value of resources being maximised indefinitely, requiring that virtually no unrecoverable waste occurs. Biomass is highly significant in a circular economy in termsExpand
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Polar aprotic solvent-water mixture as the medium for catalytic production of hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) from bread waste.
Valorisation of bread waste for hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) synthesis was examined in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO)-, tetrahydrofuran (THF)-, acetonitrile (ACN)-, and acetone-water (1:1v/v), underExpand
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Tunable solvents: Shades of green
Abstract Research into the synthesis and application of green solvents is a developing field of interest relevant to a variety of chemical manufacturers. Tunable solvents utilising carbon dioxideExpand
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Cyclic Carbonates as Green Alternative Solvents for the Heck Reaction
Organic cyclic carbonates (ethylene and propylene carbonate) are shown to be viable greener solvents for use in Heck reactions, offering a highly effective alternative to traditionally used dipolarExpand
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