green solvents

Submitted by Barbara Reisner / James Madison University on Tue, 10/28/2008 - 16:29
I'm doing some metal-organic framework synthesis and most of the syntheses employ DEF or DMF.  I'm not a fan of either solvent (okay - I'm a solid state chemist) and would like to use something a bit "greener".  Does anyone have suggestions for resources that talk about green solvents for inorganic system, particularly resources that suggest specific replacements for solvents?