Deep Eutectic Solvents: Properties, Applications and Toxicity


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: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013080; SCI010000

This book contributes as a rich source of information on the synthesis, main properties, toxicity and applications of Deep Eutectic Solvents (DESs). It covers the viable and sustainable use of these special solvents that due to the versatility of the preparation can be tuned for specific applications. Both hydrophilic and hydrophobic DESs are covered over the chapters. The book covers, in addition to the fundamentals of DESs, their use in extraction processes, in the pre-treatment of biomass, as solvents for catalytic processes and in processes for carbon dioxide capture, among others. The purpose of the book is it can reach a wide audience, so it can serve both as a reference for experienced professionals and to students interested in the field. In this sense, the book contributes to the state of the art in the application of DESs and addresses the challenges that must be faced for the industrial application of these special solvents.

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Table of Contents



Chapter 1. A Mini-Review of Deep Eutectic Solvents
(L.V. Chanu and O.M. Singh – Department of Chemistry, Manipur University, Manipur, India, et al.)

Chapter 2. Exploring the Role of Natural Deep Eutectic Solvents (NADES) Towards the Valorization of Food Processing Industry Waste
(A. Tzani, M.A. Karadendrou, T. Tsiaka, E. Kritsi, P. Zoumpoulakis and A. Detsi – Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemical Sciences, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, et al.)

Chapter 3. Deep Eutectic Solvents and Their Role in Bioprocesses. A Greener Pathway to Biotransformations
(F. A. Vicente, V. Urbančič, B. Likozar and J. F. B. Pereira – National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia, et al.)

Chapter 4. Use of Deep Eutectic Solvents in Samples Preparation
(W. A. da Costa, A. G. G. Pessoa and L. F. B. L. Pontes – Center for Exact Sciences and Nature, Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Paraiba, João Pessoa, PB, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 5. From Biocompatibility to Challenges. A Complete View of Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES) Boosting Extraction Processes
(G. Oliveira, J. P. Wojeicchoswki, F. O. Farias, L. Igarashi-Mafra and M. R. Mafra – Department of Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Polytechnic Center, Brazil)

Chapter 6. Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES) as the Extraction Media for Antioxidants from Various Food Sources
(S.K. Saha and R. Chakraborty – Department of Food Technology and Biochemical Engineering, Jadavpur Univesity, Kolkata, India)

Chapter 7. Extraction of Carotenoids from Rhodotorula mucilaginosa Using Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES) Focusing on Cytotoxicity
(W. A. Costa, W. B. B. Lima, C. E. A. Padilha, C. T. Carvalho, F. C. Sousa Júnior, H. A. O. Rocha, M. Ferrari and E. S. Santos – Biochemical Engineering Laboratory – Chemical Engineering Department, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte – Natal/RN, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 8. Use of Deep Eutectic Solvents for the Recovery of Carotenoids from Microalgal Biomass
(E. A. Asevedo, B. M. E. Chagas and P. M. R. S. Meira – Graduate Program of Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 9. Biocompounds Obtained by Using Eutectic Solvents as an Extractor
(P. Martins – Federal Institute of Education Science and Technology of São Paulo, Campus Registro, Brazil)

Chapter 10. Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES) and Their Use in the Formation of Aqueous Biphasic Systems (ABS). From Fundamentals to Applications
(F. O. Farias, C. U. Mussagy, L. Igarashi-Mafra, J. F. B. Pereira and M. R. Mafra – Department of Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 11. Use of Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES)-Based Aqueous Two-Phase System for Recovery and Partial Purification of β-galactosidase Produced by Kluyveromyces lactis
(W. B. B. Lima, W. A. Costa, C. E. A. Padilha, C. T. Carvalho, F. C. Sousa Júnior, N. S. Rios and E. S. Santos –Biochemical Engineering Laboratory, Chemical Engineering Department, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal/RN, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 12. Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES) Based Aqueous Two-Phase Systems. Progress and Challenges
(I. N. Souza, C. M. F. Soares, A. S. Lima and R. L. Souza – Tiradentes University (UNIT), Farolândia, Aracaju, SE, Brazil, et al.)

Chapter 13. Deep Eutectic Solvents for Carbon Capture and Utilization. A Review
(H. Pletsch – Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 14. Deep Eutectic Solvents as Versatile Media for the Electrochemical Synthesis of Electrocatalysts
(V.S. Protsenko, T.E. Butyrina, L.S. Bobrova and F.I. Danilov – Ukrainian State University of Chemical Technology, Dnipro, Ukraine)


Editor’s ORCID iD

Everaldo Silvino dos Santos
Carlos Eduardo de Araújo Padilha –
Francisco Canindé de Sousa Júnior –
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