News tagged with ionic liquids

Plastic that grows on trees, part two

Some researchers hope to turn plants into a renewable, nonpolluting replacement for crude oil. To achieve this, scientists have to learn how to convert plant biomass into a building block for plastics and fuels cheaply and ...

May 19, 2009 4.7 / 5 (13) 7

Cellulose breakdown

Ionic liquids have emerged as promising new solvents capable of disrupting the cellulose crystalline structure in a wide range of biomass feedstocks.

Jun 24, 2011 not rated yet 0
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