Editorial: Solvent Choices and Sustainable Chemistry



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No easy solutions: Choosing a solvent for a certain reaction is not easy, and involves sustainability on many levels. The choice can be motivated by wanting to reduce or avoid wastes, reduce resource use, lower risks to humans and the environment, lessen energy use, or other ways of avoiding liabilities and costs. ChemSusChem wishes to promote thoughtful discussions on solvent use, and outlines in this Editorial basic guidelines for authors and referees.