Designer solvents for clever chemistry

Rees, Gareth; Robinson, Brian
May 1991
New Scientist;5/25/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1770, p43
Discusses the work of scientists with solvents and the recent use of specially tailored solvents called `functional fluids' to carry out certain chemical reactions. Why water is not an ideal medium for some organic compounds; Potential for microemulsion; Richard Templer's article on lipid membranes; Work at the University of East Anglia; Microemulsion-based gels (MBGs); Details; More.


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