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A grand avenue to integrate deep eutectic solvents into biomass processing

Elgharbawy, Amal A.M. and Hayyan, Maan and Hayyan, Adeeb and Basirun, Wan Jefrey and Mohd. Salleh, Hamzah and Mirghani, Mohamed Elwathig Saeed (2020) A grand avenue to integrate deep eutectic solvents into biomass processing. Biomass and Bioenergy, 137 (June). pp. 1-21. ISSN 0961-9534

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Deep eutectic solvents (DESs) are green solvents that are developing rapidly, used in many types of applications as well as fundamental investigations. The physicochemical properties of DESs are one of the most important factors which led to their increased interest in science and technology. DESs are thermally and chemically stable, non-flammable and have a negligible vapor pressure. Furthermore, most of the newly formulated DESs are liquids at room temperature. DESs are more economical and less expensive compared to ionic liquids. DESs are frequently prepared from renewable and non-toxic precursors, in addition, there are wide selections of biocompatible and biodegradable DESs. Hence, DESs have been used in many applications and processes such as biorefinery, lignocellulose dissolution, bioactive compound extraction and electrochemical applications. In this review, an update of the application of DESs in biomass processing as renewable sources is presented. This review aims to cover as much as possible the ongoing research and applications of DES and invite opinions to broaden the applications of DESs, rather than concentrating on the physicochemical fundamentals of new DESs. The future of these solvents is bright but require further investigations and efforts for a better understanding and future for sustainable resources.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Additional Information: 8637/80413
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ionic liquid, Sustainable resource, Green solvent, Dissolution, Extraction, Recycling
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART)
Depositing User: Dr AMAL ELGHARBAWY
Date Deposited: 10 May 2020 22:31
Last Modified: 10 May 2020 22:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/80413

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