Water in organic solvents
Organic solvents are highly lipophilic. This characteristic allows them to dissolve oils, fats, resins, rubber, and plastics. They find widespread application in paints, coatings, adhesives, and detergents. Additionally, they are indispensable in the production of cosmetics, agrochemical products, polymers, and rubbers, to name but a few.
In spite of environmental concerns and potential health hazards, organic solvents (hydrocarbon, chlorinated, oxygenated as well as nitrogen- and sulfur-containing) are still widely used because of their unparalleled performance.