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Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128198506

Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science

1st Edition

Switchable Solvents

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Editors: Dr. Inamuddin Rajender Boddula Abdullah Asiri
Paperback ISBN: 9780128198506
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st June 2021
Page Count: 462
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Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science: Switchable Solvents explores the preparation, properties, chemical processes and applications of this class of green solvents. The book provides an in-depth overview on the area of switchable solvents in various industrial applications, focusing on the purification and extraction of chemical compounds utilizing green chemistry protocols that include liquid-liquid, solid-liquid, liquid-gas and lipids separation technologies. In addition, it includes recent advances in greener extraction and separation processes.

This book will be an invaluable guide to students, professors, scientists and R&D industrial specialists working in the field of sustainable chemistry, organic, analytical, chemical engineering, environmental and pharmaceutical sciences.

Key Features

  • Provides a broad overview of switchable solvents in sustainable chemical processes
  • Compares the use of switchable solvents as greener solvents over conventional solvents
  • Outlines eco-friendly organic synthesis and chemical processes using switchable solvents
  • Lists various industrial separations/extraction processes using switchable solvents


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Table of Contents

  1. Basic, synthesis and solvatochromic parameters in switchable solvents
    2. Switchable solvents as alterative solvents for green chemistry
    3. Switchable water
    4. Switchable hydrophilicity solvents
    5. Switchable polarity solvents
    6. Switchable solvents for lipid extraction
    7. Switchable solvents for gas-liquid extraction
    8. Switchable solvents for liquid-liquid extraction
    9. CO2-responsive switchable solvents
    10. Switchable solvents for osmosis
    11. Switchable solvents for catalysis
    12. Nanomaterial synthesis in switchable solvents
    13. Switchable solvents for CO2 capture
    14. Switchable solvents for solid-liquid separation
    15. Switchable solvents for bio-refinery applications
    16. Switchable solvents for organic synthesis
    17. Switchable solvents for industrial applications
    18. State of the art and perspectives of switchable solvents


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About the Editors

Dr. Inamuddin

Inamuddin, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Chemistry Department, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and is also an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He has published about 171 research articles in various international scientific journals, 18 book chapters, and 105 edited books with multiple well-known publishers. His current research interests include ion exchange materials, a sensor for heavy metal ions, biofuel cells, supercapacitors, and bending actuators.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Rajender Boddula

Dr. Rajender Boddula is currently working as CAS-PIFI Fellow in the CAS Key Laboratory of Nanosystems and Hierarchical Fabrication, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing, China. He has published many scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals and has authored nine book chapters, and also serving as editorial board member and referee for reputed international peer-reviewed journals. His specialized areas of energy conversion and storage technologies, which include nanomaterials, graphene, polymer composites, heterogeneous catalysis, photoelectrocatalytic water splitting, biofuel cell, and supercapacitor applications

Affiliations and Expertise

CAS Key Laboratory of Nanosystems and Hierarchical Fabrication, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China

Abdullah Asiri

Prof. Abdullah M. Asiri is the Head of the Chemistry Department at King Abdulaziz University since October 2009 and he is the founder and the Director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR) since 2010 till date. He is the Professor of Organic Photochemistry. His research interest covers color chemistry, synthesis of novel photochromic and thermochromic systems, synthesis of novel coloring matters and dyeing of textiles, materials chemistry, nanochemistry and nanotechnology, polymers and plastics. A major achievement of Prof. Asiri is the discovery of tribochromic compounds, a class of compounds which change from slightly or colorless to deep colored when subjected to small pressure or when grind. This discovery was introduced to the scientific community as a new terminology published by IUPAC in 2000. This discovery was awarded a patent from European Patent office and from UK patent. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of various journals of international repute. He is the Vice- President of Saudi Chemical Society (Western Province Branch). He holds four USA patents, more than 800 Publications in international journals, seven book chapters, and ten books

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of the Centre of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

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