Nature is the most plentiful source of compounds. Many of these compounds (vitamins, phenols, flavonoids, antioxidants) have been used in different fields of applications for long time, namely for nutritional, cosmetic or pharmaceutical proposes, where the main extraction process was based on the use organic solvents. The problem is that these solvents have a harmful effect on safety, health and environment, due to its toxicity. Regulation is getting tighter and companies look for “greener” alternatives, while consumers demand for organic products.

Des Solutio aims to explore natural solvents bio-inspired by nature, the natural Deep Eutectic Solvents (NADES). NADES are mixtures of two or more naturally occurring chemical components, which when combined at a particular molar ratio become liquid at room temperature. Nearly 106 combinations of natural DES could be envisaged and the possibilities that arise from the ability to tailor new solvents with the most adequate properties for a given application are enormous.

Des Solutio team has built over time a set of DES libraries where each DES is targeted to a particular application. It is the focus of Des Solution the development of new NADES for:

  • Extraction
  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceutics

If your company is interested in any of these applications and would like to discuss the feasibility of process implementation, please contact us.


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