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Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have discovered a new eco-friendly way of dissolving wood using ionic liquids that may help its transformation into popular products such as bio fuels, textiles, clothes and paper.
One-step process derives raw material for fuels and plastic from plants rather than crude oil.
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.
A team of internationally renowned astronomers and opticians may have found a way to make 'unbelievably large' telescopes on the Moon.
Certain explosives may soon get a little greener and a little more precise.
U.S. government scientists say they've developed a "green" method that makes some explosives safer and more stable.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers from Queenâ€™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.
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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