Ahmad Hammouri

green on solvent

Discussion created by Ahmad Hammouri on Nov 21, 2013

So these days am working on my thesis for my masters degree, i just synthesized a fresh batch from a compound that am working on as a derivative of lipoic acid,so i needed to separate the compound from other products in our labs we can afford only column chromatography  but what  hit me is that it took me more than 8 liters of DCM  just for a one day which i found a huge waste of organic solvent in the air  for a one day, i was wondering of new ways to reduce such a big amount  to get more green for the environment