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 ...

dateMay 19, 2009 in Materials Science
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One-pot to prep biomass for biofuels

(Phys.org) —The advantages of the "one-stop" shop have long been recognized in the retailing and services industries. Similar advantages would also be realized for the biofuels industry with the development ...

dateAug 14, 2013 in Materials Science
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Scientists discover eco-friendly wood dissolution

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.

dateMay 20, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Cellulose breakdown

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

dateJun 24, 2011 in Materials Science
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