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Appl. Chem., Vol. 72, No. 7, pp. 1391-1398,
Special Topic Issue on Green Chemistry
Ionic liquids. Green solvents for the future
Martyn J. Earle and Kenneth R. Seddon
The QUILL Centre, Stranmillis Road, The Queen's University
of Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT9 5AG, UK
Abstract: Ionic liquids, being composed entirely of ions, were
once mainly of interest to electrochemists. Recently, however, it has
become apparent that, inter alia, their lack of measurable vapor
pressure characterizes them as green solvents, and that a wide range
of chemical reactions (reviewed here) can be performed in them.
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