The book is now in its fourth edition and, for the first time, has been co-authored by Thomas Welton. He writes:. Certain monographs are so unique and of such a high quality that they can justifiably be called a standard.
Its goal was always to cover the chemistry of solvents exhaustively in a comprehensive volume. In practice, there are surprisingly many organic chemists who handle solvents in a virtuoso manner without being familiar or familiar enough with the essentials of solvent chemistry. Reichardt's and Welton's book aims to improve that situation by providing a comprehensible description of the sensible use of solvents, and by showing how their properties can be described not only qualitatively but also quantitatively.
This chapter has been written by Tom Welton, who is undeniably one of the leading scientists in the field. The chapter is real added value, and this in itself makes it worth buying the new edition. Welton gives a concise introduction to the field of green chemistry, and explains that many problems in sustainable chemistry can be ascribed to solvents.
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It is shown that two particular equations, that due to Koppel and Palm and extended by Makitra and Pirig, and that due to Abraham, Kamlet, and Taft, can cope quite satisfactorily with solvent effects on these various processes. If you have an individual subscription to this journal, or if you have purchased this article through Pay-Per-view , you can gain access by logging in with your username and password here:. Advanced Search.
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