European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Bulk solvents, widely used in the chemical industry, pose a serious threat to human health and the environment. As a result, there is growing interest in avoiding their use by relying on “mechanochemistry” – an energy-efficient alternative that uses high-frequency milling to drive reactions. Because milling involves the intense impact of steel balls in rapidly moving jars, however, the underlying chemistry is difficult to observe.

Classified as: Green Chemistry, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Friščić, mechanochemical, Nature Chemistry
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Published on: 3 Dec 2012