Switchable-polarity solvents prepared with a single liquid component. Academic Article uri icon


  • Known liquids that can reversibly switch their polarity at atmospheric pressure are all prepared as mixtures of two liquid components; we now report a series of switchable-polarity solvents that consist, in their low-polarity form, of only a single liquid component, a secondary amine. These solvents operate in a polarity range that is significantly lower than those of previously reported switchable solvents. Application to the separation and purification of a polymer and recovery of a catalyst is described.

published proceedings

  • J Org Chem

altmetric score

  • 9

author list (cited authors)

  • Phan, L., Andreatta, J. R., Horvey, L. K., Edie, C. F., Luco, A., Mirchandani, A., Darensbourg, D. J., & Jessop, P. G.

citation count

  • 155

complete list of authors

  • Phan, Lam||Andreatta, Jeremy R||Horvey, Loel K||Edie, Colin F||Luco, Aimée-Lee||Mirchandani, Anish||Darensbourg, Donald J||Jessop, Philip G

publication date

  • January 2008