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Part 4. Supercritical Solvents

  1. Philip Jessop1,
  2. Walter Leitner2

Published Online: 15 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527628698.hgc034

Handbook of Green Chemistry

Handbook of Green Chemistry

How to Cite

Jessop, P. and Leitner, W. 2010. Introduction. Handbook of Green Chemistry. 4:1:1–30.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Queen's University, Department of Chemistry, Kingston, ON, Canada

  2. 2

    RWTH Aachen Institut für Technische Chemie, Aachen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2010


The sections in this article are

  • What is a Supercritical Fluid (SCF)?
  • Practical Aspects of Reactions in Supercritical Fluids
  • The Motivation for Use of SCFs in Modern Chemical Synthesis
  • The History and Applications of SCFs
    • The Discovery of SCFs and Their Use as Solvents
    • Extraction and Chromatography in SCFs
    • The History of Chemical Reactions in SCFs
    • Industrial Use of SCFs as Reaction Media


  • supercritical fluid;
  • supercritical solvent;
  • chemical synthesis;
  • extraction;
  • chromatography;
  • history