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Organic Sonochemistry

Challenges and Perspectives for the 21st Century

  • Jean-Marc Lévêque
  • Giancarlo Cravotto
  • François Delattre
  • Pedro Cintas
Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Also part of the Ultrasound and Sonochemistry book sub series (ULSONO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Jean-Marc Lévêque, Giancarlo Cravotto, François Delattre, Pedro Cintas
    Pages 1-16
  3. Jean-Marc Lévêque, Giancarlo Cravotto, François Delattre, Pedro Cintas
    Pages 17-39
  4. Jean-Marc Lévêque, Giancarlo Cravotto, François Delattre, Pedro Cintas
    Pages 41-52
  5. Jean-Marc Lévêque, Giancarlo Cravotto, François Delattre, Pedro Cintas
    Pages 53-70
  6. Jean-Marc Lévêque, Giancarlo Cravotto, François Delattre, Pedro Cintas
    Pages 71-86
  7. Jean-Marc Lévêque, Giancarlo Cravotto, François Delattre, Pedro Cintas
    Pages 87-98
  8. Jean-Marc Lévêque, Giancarlo Cravotto, François Delattre, Pedro Cintas
    Pages 99-112
  9. Jean-Marc Lévêque, Giancarlo Cravotto, François Delattre, Pedro Cintas
    Pages 113-123

About this book

Introduction

This book provides informative, useful, and stimulating reading on the topic of organic sonochemistry – the core of ultrasound-based applications. Given the increasing interest in new and improved technologies, allied to their green and sustainable character (not always a valid premise), there is a great attraction for organic chemists to apply these protocols in synthesis and process chemistry. Unfortunately, as with other enabling technologies, many researchers new to the field have received a simple and dishonest message: just switch on! Therefore a significant portion of sonochemical syntheses lack reproducibility (surprisingly cavitation control and/or ultrasonic parameters are omitted) and the actual role of sonication remains uncertain. 

While this book does not provide a detailed description of fundamentals, the introductory remarks highlight the importance of cavitational effects and their experimental control. It presents a number of concepts of sonochemical reactivity and empirical rules with pertinent examples, often from classical and recent literature. It then focuses on scenarios of current interest where organic chemistry, and synthesis in particular, may benefit from sonication in terms of both chemical and mechanical activation. The “sustainable corner” of this field is largely exemplified through concepts like atom economy, renewable sources, wasteless syntheses, and benign solvents as reaction media. 

This book is useful for both researchers and graduate students, especially those familiar with the field of sonochemistry and applications of ultrasound in general. However, it is also of interest to a broader audience as it discusses the fundamentals, techniques, and experimental skills necessary for scientists wishing to initiate the use of ultrasound in their domain of expertise.

Keywords

Cavitation Sonocatalysis Mechanochemistry Green Chemistry Biomass Ionic Liquids Deep Eutectic Solvents Flow Reactors Enhanced Technologies

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean-Marc Lévêque
    • 1
  • Giancarlo Cravotto
    • 2
  • François Delattre
    • 3
  • Pedro Cintas
    • 4
  1. 1.LCME/SCeMUniversité de Savoie Mont Blanc ParisFrance
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienza e Tecnologia del FarmacoUniversitá di TorinoTurinItaly
  3. 3.Departement de ChimieUnité de Chimie Environnementale et Interactions sur le VivantDunkerqueFrance
  4. 4.Departamento Química Orgánica e Inorgánica, Facultad de CienciasUniversity of ExtremaduraBadajozSpain

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