Low-Transition-Temperature Mixtures (LTTMs) : a new generation of designer solvents

M. Francisco Casal, A. Bruinhorst, van den, M.C. Kroon

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    A new generation of designer solvents emerged in the last decade as promising green media for multiple applications, including separation processes: the low-transition-temperature mixtures (LTTMs). They can be prepared by mixing natural high-melting-point starting materials, which form a liquid by hydrogen-bond interactions. Among them, deep-eutectic solvents (DESs) were presented as promising alternatives to conventional ionic liquids (ILs). Some limitations of ILs are overcome by LTTMs, which are cheap and easy to prepare from natural and readily available starting materials, biodegradable, and renewable.
    Original languageGerman
    Pages (from-to)3074-3085
    JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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