Development of environmentally compatible synthesis procedures
Water and ionic liquids as reaction media
Application of supercritical carbon dioxide as reaction and extraction medium
Enzymatic reactions in organic synthesis, organic synthesis applying the laccase-mediator system
Microwave-enhanced synthesis protocols
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