August 13, 2008

BASF Podcast: Ionic Liquids – Liquid Salts With Many Talents

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, August 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In this podcast you will learn how the unique characteristics of liquid salts make ionic liquids so interesting for industry.

Ionic liquids are molten salts that are also in a liquid form at room temperature. The unique characteristics of these liquid salts are the very thing that makes ionic liquids so interesting for industry and could soon revolutionize a whole range of areas where industrial applications are used: Like in the production of cellulose, for instance, in solar cells, or in the metal processing industry.

BASF Corporate Communications started a regular bilingual podcast service in April 2007 to report on BASF's innovations and research and development activities in an easy-to-understand, informative and entertaining way.

Listen to the audio reportage with Dr. Klemens Massonne (BASF Research), Dr. Uwe Vagt (BASF New Business Development) and Dr. Eric Uerdingen (BASF New Business Development).

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   Editorial contact:   For the UK:   BASF plc   Chris Wilson   Corporate Communications   Phone: +44-161-488-5616   Fax: +44-161-488-4133   E-Mail: [email protected]    For the US:   BASF Corporation   Betsy Arnone   Corporate Communications   Phone: +1-973-245-7865   Fax: +1-973-245-6714   E-Mail: [email protected]    For Europe:   BASF SE   Rainer Mueller-Mueffelmann   Corporate Innovation Communications   Phone: +49-621-60-41040   Fax: +49-621-60-20548   E-Mail: [email protected]  


CONTACT: Editorial contact: For the UK: BASF plc, Chris Wilson,Corporate Communications, Phone: +44-161-488-5616, Fax: +44-161-488-4133,E-Mail: [email protected]; For the US: BASF Corporation, Betsy Arnone,Corporate Communications, Phone: +1-973-245-7865, Fax: +1-973-245-6714,E-Mail: [email protected]; For Europe: BASF SE, RainerMueller-Mueffelmann, Corporate Innovation Communications, Phone:+49-621-60-41040, Fax: +49-621-60-20548, E-Mail: [email protected]