1. Introduction (Koichi Mikami).
1.1. Green reaction Media.
1.2. Ionic liquids.
1.3. Fluorous media.
1.4. Supercritical carbon dioxide.
2. Ionic Liquids (Jonathan J. Jordy and Koichi Mikami).
2.1. Historical background and synthesis.
2.2 Physical properties.
2.3. Applications as reaction media.
2.4. The future of ionic liquids.
2.5. Experimental part.
3. Fluorous solvents (Ilyhyong Ryu and Hiroshi Matsubara).
3.1. Historical background.
3.2. Physical properties.
3.3. Applications as reaction media.
3.4. Light Fluorous compounds and fluorous silica gel.
3.5. Fluorous reactions in supercritical carbon dioxide (ScCO2) and Fluorous triphasic reactions.3.6. Experimental part.
4. Supercritical carbon dioxide (Christopher M. Rayner and R. Scott Oakes).
4.1. Historical background.
4.2. Physical properties.
4.3. Applications as reaction media.
4.4 Synthesis and separation.
4.5. Experimental methods.
"An unusual, but beneficial, aspect of this book is the experimental sections, which will be of vale to those devising experimental courses. Researchers in the field will find the historical context, as well as the reviews of the diverse types of reaction that can be carried out in these solvents, valuable".
Chemistry and Industry Issue 10 15th May 2006
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Extensively referenced, the volume offers a way into the more detailed literature