Solvent selection guides are widely available and can be readily integrated into everyday practice to improve the environmental acceptability of, for example, our reactions, work-ups and purifications.
It is, however, worth bearing in mind the limitations of such guides and a more in depth look at solvents, including factors to be taken into consideration when selecting a solvent, issues surrounding the use of solvents and solvent replacement strategies are covered in Solvents.
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Renewable Solvent Selection in Medicinal Chemistry, in Green and Sustainable Medicinal Chemistry: Methods, Tools and Strategies for the 21st Century Pharmaceutical Industry, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016, ch. 3, pp. 28-40.,
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