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Virtual Special Issue: Advanced Reaction Media

This ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Virtual Special Issue highlights recent contributions to the journal ton advances in the field of Advanced Reaction Media. Solvents are ubiquitous across many facets of life, but the environmental impact of many  favorite classical solvents is non-sustainable. This collection explores vibrant research topics spanning supercritical fluids, deep eutectics, ionic liquids and aqueous systems. Hopefully, this VSI will inspire researchers in the field of sustainable chemistry and engineering to consider more benign alternatives to the classical solvents and volatile organic compounds when designing sustainable processes to underpin the chemical industry for the future.

Read the editorial by Gosia Swadźba-Kwaśny (Queen’s University Belfast), Editorial Advisory Board member, and Peter Licence (The University of Nottingham), Executive Editor of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.


A Search for Natural Hydrophobic Deep Eutectic Solvents Based on Natural Components

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 3, 2933-2942
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b03520
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Crystallization and Glass-Forming Ability of Ionic Liquids: Novel Insights into Their Thermal Behavior

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 3, 2989-2997
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b04343
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Metal Recovery from Spent Samarium–Cobalt Magnets Using a Trichloride Ionic Liquid

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 2, 2578-2584
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05604
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Basic Ionic Liquid Gels for Catalysis: Application to the Hydrogen Borrowing Mediated Dehydration of 1,3-Propanediol

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 2, 2686-2690
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05762
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Ion-Tagged Chiral Ligands for Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenations in Aqueous Medium

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 3, 3414-3423
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05613

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Toward Anionic Structural Diffusion and Highly Conducting Ionic Liquid Electrolytes

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 2, 2626-2633
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05668

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Thermodynamics and Electron Transfer Kinetics of the [CeCl6]2–/3– Redox Reaction in a Series of Bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide-Based Room Temperature Ionic Liquids

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 3, 3454-3463
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05666
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Sustainable Approach for Cellulose Aerogel Preparation from the DBU–CO2 Switchable Solvent

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 3, 3329-3338
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05427
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Structure and Properties of “Type IV” Lanthanide Nitrate Hydrate:Urea Deep Eutectic Solvents

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 5, 4932-4940
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05548
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Investigating the Effect of NO on the Capture of CO2 Using Superbase Ionic Liquids for Flue Gas Applications

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 3, 3567-3574
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05870
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Polyol-Based Deep Eutectic Solvents for Extraction of Natural Polyphenolic Antioxidants from Chlorella vulgaris

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 5, 5018-5026
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05642
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p-Toluenesulfonic Acid-Based Deep-Eutectic Solvents for Solubilizing Metal Oxides

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 4, 3940-3948
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05072
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Leaching and Selective Extraction of Indium and Tin from Zinc Flue Dust Using an Oxalic Acid-Based Deep Eutectic Solvent

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 5, 5300-5308
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b06331
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Toward Improved Performance of All-Organic Nitroxide Radical Batteries with Ionic Liquids: A Theoretical Perspective

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 5, 5367-5375
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b06393
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Highly Efficient Synthesis of Alkyl Levulinates from α-Angelica Lactone, Catalyzed with Lewis Acidic Trifloaluminate Ionic Liquids Supported on Carbon Nanotubes

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 5, 5184-5191
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b06066
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Ionic Liquid Binary Mixtures, Zeolites, and Ultrasound Irradiation: A Combination to Promote Carbohydrate Conversion into 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 6, 5818-5826
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05584
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Favoring Alkane Primary Carbon–Hydrogen Bond Functionalization in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide as Reaction Medium

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 7, 7346-7352
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00523
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Highly Effective Supported Ionic Liquid-Phase (SILP) Catalysts: Characterization and Application to the Hydrosilylation Reaction

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 5, 4699-4706
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b04357
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Improved Reactivity of Cellulose via Its Crystallinity Reduction by Nondissolving Pretreatment with an Ionic Liquid

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 10, 9164-9171
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b06357
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Tuning the Reactivity of TEMPO during Electrocatalytic Alcohol Oxidations in Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 13, 11691-11699
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b01823
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Aprotic vs Protic Ionic Liquids for Lignocellulosic Biomass Pretreatment: Anion Effects, Enzymatic Hydrolysis, Solid-State NMR, Distillation, and Recycle

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2019, 7, 14, 11928-11936
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b05987

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