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Published: Kem. Ind. 70 (9-10) (2021) 551–562
Paper reference number: KUI-74/2020
Paper type: Review
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Deep Eutectic Solvents – Creating a Green Solvent for the Future through Rational Design

M. Radović, M. Panić, K. Radošević, M. Cvjetko Bubalo and I. Radojčić Redovniković


Deep eutectic solvents arose as substitutes for harmful industrial solvents, as they fully meet the principles of green chemistry. Their structure and physicochemical properties can be designed for specific purposes, so they have proven to be effective in various fields such as electrochemistry, organic synthesis and (bio)catalysis, biotechnology and food technology, pharmaceutical engineering and biomedicine, where they can fulfil the technological and economic demands of the industry. This paper provides a literature overview of the characteristic properties, preparation, and application of deep eutectic solvents, but also the challenges of their application on an industrial scale.

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green chemistry, green solvents, deep eutectic solvents, rational design, designed solvents