About the book
The development of more efficient and ecologically benign chemical processes is a challenging task assigned to the chemists and chemical engineers. These methods should reduce the reaction time, energy and material consumption and production of waste material, as well as become more efficient. Greener techniques available for chemical synthesis include the application of extremely high pressures and microwave irradiation, photochemistry and in more recent time mechanochemistry. Traditionally being used for the pulverization of solid samples, in recent times mechanochemistry has been applied to organic synthesis, preparation of coordination compounds, and preparation of pharmaceutically active compounds and formulations. The application of mechanochemistry in these areas revealed the environmental advantages of the technique, such as higher reaction yields, shorter reaction times, and the avoidance of the use of solvent, thus becoming attractive to industrial and pharmaceutical applications. This book intends to provide the readers with the most recent developments in this fast-growing area of the chemical research.