Catalyst: Possible Consequences of the N-Methyl Pyrrolidone REACH Restriction

Elsevier, Chem, Volume 4, Issue 9, 2018, Pages 2010-2012.
James Sherwood, Thomas J. Farmer, James H. Clark,

The authors work at the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE) at the University of York and are all currently involved in the H2020-BBI-funded project ReSolve for the development of safer bio-based solvents. Solvent applications for dihydrolevoglucosenone (Cyrene) and 2,2,5,5-tetramethyloxloane (TMO) are among their prominent discoveries. Dr. James Sherwood leads the Alternative Solvents Technology Platform at the GCCE. His research interests include solvent effects in organic synthesis and the substitution of hazardous solvents with novel bio-based solvents. Dr. Thomas Farmer is leader of the Clean Synthesis Technology Platform in the GCCE. Tom works on the development of greener synthetic methods and the uses of bio-derived platform molecules. Prof. James Clark is the director of the GCCE and winner of the 2018 RSC Green Chemistry Award. He has published over 500 articles and is a member of the UK Government’s Chemical Stakeholder Forum.