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This paper describes some simple models to predict polarity, boiling point and viscosity of alkyl glycerol ethers from fitting equations developed using a set of these bio-solvents.

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Searching the best bio-solvent to substitute a conventional organic solvent for a given application can be a tedious task, if one uses a trial-and-error approach. The reliable prediction of some key solvent properties can help to concentrate the experimental efforts an a smaller set of promising candidates.

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This page is a summary of: Quantitative structure–property relationships prediction of some physico-chemical properties of glycerol based solvents, Green Chemistry, January 2013, Royal Society of Chemistry, DOI: 10.1039/c3gc40694f.
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