Encyclopedia of Ionic Liquids

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Application of Ionic Liquid Solvents in the Food Industry

  • Leonardo Mendes de Souza Mesquita
  • Daniella Carisa Murador
  • Veridiana Vera de RossoEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6739-6_8-1


Food consumption increases proportionally with the human population, and the prospect is that by 2050, the world population will reach 9.1 billion [1]. Therefore, optimization of processes for food production as well as the utilization of by-products for supplements becomes necessary [2]. In the current food system, industrial processes transport an immense variety and amount of products, which have a huge impact on the Earth’s natural resources [3]. Thus, it is increasingly necessary to develop sustainable techniques within this field. In the context of the global scenario, due to the growth of renewable production demands that can mitigate the impacts on the environment and health, the green chemistry flourishes as one of the novelties of modern science. Among the protagonists of this science, ionic liquids (ILs) stand out as being highly efficient solvents in the extraction of bioactive compounds. The ILs may be described as organic salts which are liquid in room...

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The author acknowledges the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) (grants 2016/18910-1; 2016/23242-8; 2015/26789-5) and the National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq) (grants 303956/2015-1; 432758/2018-6) for their financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonardo Mendes de Souza Mesquita
    • 1
  • Daniella Carisa Murador
    • 1
  • Veridiana Vera de Rosso
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of BiosciencesFederal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP)SantosBrazil

Section editors and affiliations

  • Zhonghao Li
    • 1
  • Maya Guncheva
    • 2
  1. 1.Section 12 Emerging Applications of Ionic Liquids (Pharmacology, Food Science, Agriculture, Nuclear Science Technology, Optics)Shandong UniversityJinanChina
  2. 2.Institute of Organic Chemistry, BASSofiaBulgaria