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.

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.

publication date

  • January 1, 2007 11:11 AM