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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. NelsonGreen Solvents for Chemistry: Perspectives and Practice, Oxford University Press, New York, USA, 2003.