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Reduction Reactions in Green Solvents: Water, Supercritical Carbon Dioxide, and Ionic Liquids

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  • Dr. Luis Álvarez de Cienfuegos,

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    1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Campus Fuentenueva s/n, 18071 Granada (Spain), Fax: (+34) 958-248-437
    • Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Campus Fuentenueva s/n, 18071 Granada (Spain), Fax: (+34) 958-248-437
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  • Dr. Rafael Robles,

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    1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Campus Fuentenueva s/n, 18071 Granada (Spain), Fax: (+34) 958-248-437
    • Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Campus Fuentenueva s/n, 18071 Granada (Spain), Fax: (+34) 958-248-437
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  • Dr. Delia Miguel,

    1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Campus Fuentenueva s/n, 18071 Granada (Spain), Fax: (+34) 958-248-437
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  • Dr. José Justicia,

    1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Campus Fuentenueva s/n, 18071 Granada (Spain), Fax: (+34) 958-248-437
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  • Dr. Juan M. Cuerva

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    1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Campus Fuentenueva s/n, 18071 Granada (Spain), Fax: (+34) 958-248-437
    • Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Campus Fuentenueva s/n, 18071 Granada (Spain), Fax: (+34) 958-248-437
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Abstract

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Solving problems: Reduction reactions are important chemical transformations, widely used on both the laboratory and industrial scale. Thus, the importance of these chemical transformations necessitates research towards alternative, greener solvent systems, to reduce any negative impact on the environment. This Minireview is focused on three alternatives for conducting reduction reactions: water, supercritical carbon dioxide, and ionic liquids.

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