Solvents serve as media for reactions. Non-participatory they are only used to dissolve or separate the reactants. Participatory they are used as a source donate or receive protons, or as a donor of electrons. Solvents also facilitate mixing, help to regulate temperature, and stabilise reactions and reactive intermediates.
In synthetic chemistry many operations must take place in an anhydrous environment in order to prevent alterations, the occurrence of side reactions and reduced yield. CARLO ERBA anhydrous solvents eliminate the need for anhydrification of the solvents on site, while ensuring consistent and reliable results over time. These production processes are optimised and controlled to obtain the highest degree of purity and minimum water content. The packaging materials used are ideal for preserving product quality, and the products are available in various sizes.
CARLO ERBA propose a specific range of most common used of solvents for peptide and/or DNA synthesis. These solvents are tested specifically to guarantee the absence of amines according to described tests.
Growing awareness of the environmental consequences of chemical products and the processes by which they are produced has led to the concept of “Sustainable (Green) Chemistry”. It was defined as “a set of principles that reduces or eliminates the use and generation of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture and application of chemical products”, and this thinking takes into consideration the environmental, economic, as well as the safety aspects of chemistry.