Thesis / Dissertation

Investigating fundamental radical reactivity in ionic liquids

Narges Shamsaei Zafarghandi, Uta Wille (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Despite significant advances over the past few decades, most free radical reactions are traditionally carried out in organic solvents that are often toxic, flammable, and difficult to recycle. It is therefore timely to explore whether and how free radical chemistry can be moved away from "conventional" solvents into ionic liquids. Ionic liquids are green alternatives to traditional organic solvents, being recyclable, non-volatile, non-flammable and air resistance. Ionic liquids are composed entirely of ions, and they can be designed for specific applications by the variation of either the anions, cations or by modification on the substituents on the anion and cation. Therefore, a wide variet..

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