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6. Green analytical chemistry – the use of surfactants as a replacement of organic solvents in spectroscopy

From the book Green Chemical Processes

  • Daniel Y. Pharr


This chapter gives an introduction to the many practical uses of surfactants in analytical chemistry in replacing organic solvents to achieve greener chemistry. Taking a holistic approach, it covers some background of surfactants as chemical solvents, their properties and as green chemicals, including their environmental effects. The achievements of green analytical chemistry with micellar systems are reviewed in all the major areas of analytical chemistry where these reagents have been found to be useful.

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