GSK were one of the first companies to publish a solvent selection guide and they have updated this gradually over the years, with the latest version of their guide being published just recently in Green Chemistry1. The new guide contains 44 more solvents taking the total number of solvents covered to 154.

In addition, the preceding paper2 contains NMR data on newer solvents to help in identifying residual solvents in solid intermediates and finished products which builds on the work of Hugo Gottlieb who is a co-author on this paper. Coincidentally a similar paper was published by Nicholas Babij and colleagues from Dow AgroSciences in OPRD3 around the same time.

1. C.M. Alder, J.D. Hayler, R.K. Henderson, A.M. Redman, L. Shukla, L.E. Shuster, and H.F. Sneddon, Green Chem., 2016, 18, 3879-3890.

2. H.E. Gottlieb, G. Graczyk-Millbrandt, G.G.A. Inglis, A. Nudelman, D. Perez, Y. Qian, L.E. Shuster, H.F. Sneddon, and R.J. Upton, Green Chem., 2016, 18, 3867-3878.

3. N.R. Babij, E.O. McCusker, G.T. Whiteker, B. Canturk, N. Choy, L.C. Creemer, C.V. De Amcis, N.M. Hewlett, P.L. Johnson, J.A. Knobelsdorf, F. Li, B.A. Lorsbach, B.M. Nugent, S.J. Ryan, M.R. Smith, and Q.Yang, Org. Proc. Res. Dev., 2016, 20, 661-667.