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Abstract : Solvents are widely-used in all aspects of chemical sciences.One of the disadvantages of conventional solvents is attributed to the adverse impacts they pose on human health and ecological systems. Emerging class of solvents such as ionic liquids have been proposed to alleviate this problem. In this study, aquatic toxicity and biodegradability of two common industrial solvents are compared to those of two ionic liquids. Results from this study highlight the importance of solvent selection considering the information on the toxicity, biodegradability and fate and transport properties of selected solvents altogether.

Keywords : Industrial solvents Biodegradability Ionic liquids Freshwater organisms





Author: Asghar Sadeghi -

Source: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/



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