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2010-03-29 11:29:23

A Queen's University chemistry professor has invented a special solvent that may make cooking oil production more environmentally friendly. Philip Jessop, Canada Research Chair in Green Chemistry, has created a solvent that "“ when combined with carbon dioxide "“ extracts oil from soybeans. Industries currently make cooking oils using hexane, a cheap, flammable solvent that is a neurotoxin and creates smog. The process also involves distillation, which uses large amounts of...

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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