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2009-03-25 08:24:35

Experts from Queen's University Belfast have developed new agents to fight MRSA and other hospital-acquired infections that are resistant to antibiotics. The fluids are a class of ionic liquids that not only kill colonies of these dangerous microbes, they also prevent their growth.The development of these new antimicrobial agents was carried out by a team of eight researchers from the Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratories (QUILL) Research Centre. The team was led by Brendan Gilmore,...

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2008-10-09 06:15:00

A team of internationally renowned astronomers and opticians may have found a way to make "unbelievably large" telescopes on the Moon. "It's so simple," says Ermanno F. Borra, physics professor at the Optics Laboratory of Laval University in Quebec, Canada. "Isaac Newton knew that any liquid, if put into a shallow container and set spinning, naturally assumes a parabolic shape"”the same shape needed by a telescope mirror to bring starlight to a focus. This could be the key to making a...

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2008-08-30 11:05:00

Certain explosives may soon get a little greener and a little more precise. LLNL researchers added unique green solvents (ionic liquids) to an explosive called TATB (1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene) and improved the crystal quality and chemical purity of the material. This work, supported under the Transformational Materials Initiative (TMI) Laboratory Research and Development project, appears on the cover of the Sept. 1 issue of the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics....

2008-08-28 18:15:00

U.S. government scientists say they've developed a "green" method that makes some explosives safer and more stable. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers say they added unique green solvents -- ionic liquids -- to an explosive called TATB and improved its crystal quality and chemical purity. "Improving crystal quality and purity leads to explosive materials that are (less likely to react violently) when subjected to mechanical impact or heat," said Larry Fried, the...

2008-08-13 06:00:39

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...

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2008-01-09 14:20:00

Solar cells have attracted worldwide attention as one of the foundations of alternative energy. In speculation, it seems to make abundant sense to tap into the energy of our sun to convert light to electricity with little or no noxious emissions. Although, technological obstacles and the many different factors that need optimizing to obtain stable devices has slowed progress.Dye-sensitized solar cells based on dye molecules adsorbed onto titanium dioxide electrodes have surfaced as one of the...

2005-10-21 16:12:29

NEW BRUNSWICK/PISCATAWAY, N.J. "“ Safe, versatile and environmentally friendly chemicals could replace hazardous, petroleum-based solvents used in science labs and industrial plants. Chemists at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, reported research results this week on a new class of ionic liquid chemicals with these attributes. Rutgers chemistry researchers Hideaki Shirota and Edward Castner, writing in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Physical Chemistry B, describe...

2005-08-24 17:53:35

(Kingston, ON) "“ Researchers from Queen's University and the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered a new environmentally-friendly way to make chemicals for pharmaceutical and other industries, such as plastics, pesticides, dyes and fragrances. The team, led by Queen's chemist Dr. Philip Jessop, has developed new solvents (liquids that dissolve other substances) that are both cleaner and cheaper when used in the production of many chemicals. Because each step in a chemical...


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2005-05-25 18:44:16

In chemistry, salt is a general term used for ionic compounds composed of positively charged cations and negatively charged anions, so that the product is neutral and without a net charge. These ions can be inorganic (Cl-) as well as organic (CH3-COO-) and monoatomic (F-) as well as polyatomic ions (SO42-). Solutions of salts in water are called electrolytes. Electrolytes as well as molten salts conduct electricity. Zwitterions are salts that contain an anionic center and a cationic...

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