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Promising biobased alternatives to polar aprotic solvents

07-Dec-2017

A report from Wageningen Food & Biobased Research commissioned by RIVM (the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) has revealed a number of promising biobased alternatives to the controversial polar aprotic solvents NMP, DMAc and DMF. Wageningen Food & Biobased Research ...

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Cool combination produces easier carbon bonds

25-Apr-2016

By combining two century-old techniques in organic chemistry, Syuzanna Harutyunyan is able to make organic compounds with greater ease and precision. Such compounds are important for drug discovery and development. Almost 90 percent of known active pharmaceutical ingredients contain one or more ...

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Pure industrial chemicals by gasifying lignocellulosic biomass

18-May-2015

VTT has demonstrated that lignocellulosic biomass can be successfully converted into pure BTX chemicals: benzene, toluene and xylene. The aim of this research is to enable the use of wood-based chemicals to replace crude oil in, for example, plastics, fuels, medicine and paints. Demand has grown ...

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The Basis for Polyester and Polyurethane: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Toluene

27-Jan-2015

Fuel additives or solvents, basis for polyurethane plastics or explosives: Toluene is used in a wide variety of applications. "The market volume is considerable", says Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research institute Ceresana: "In 2013 toluene worth US$24.5 billion was sold worldwide." A new ...

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Ceresana Analyses the Global Market for Solvents

21-Aug-2014

No matter if paints or adhesives, pharmaceutical drugs or cosmetics: solvents are immensely important in the manufacturing of many industrial goods. Ceresana publishes the most comprehensive report on the global market for solvents. According to this study, already published in its third edition, ...

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Monitoring the air they breathe in China

27-May-2013

Research describes the development of a simple, low-cost passive air sampler for monitoring indoor air pollution in China. Air quality in China is a hot topic, with air pollution rivalling food safety and clean drinking water as a key theme for Chinese lawmakers. Scientists at Tsinghua University ...

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Super-nanotubes: 'Remarkable' spray-on coating combines carbon nanotubes with ceramic

19-Apr-2013

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Kansas State University have demonstrated a spray-on mixture of carbon nanotubes and ceramic that has unprecedented ability to resist damage while absorbing laser light. Coatings that absorb as much of the energy of ...

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Amberlyst-15 can act as a catalyst for the acylation of phenols and alcohols

A step forward towards recyclable and environmentally friendly catalysis: Ambelyst-15 demonstrates excellent potential for sustainability

08-Apr-2013

Owing to the huge array of applications, catalysis has long been dubbed as one of the most significant areas of process and synthetic chemistry. In fact, the vast majority of all chemical industrial products – be it in the field of pharmaceutical, agricultural or polymer chemistry – involve ...

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High-value Opportunities for Lignin

Recent technological breakthroughs in lignin extraction and conversion could change the course of the oil-based chemical industry

28-Nov-2012

Addressing markets worth more than 130 billion dollars, lignin could become the main renewable aromatic resource for the chemical industry in the future. The first opportunity could emerge as early as 2015 from the direct substitution of phenol in most of its industrial applications: phenolic ...

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Researchers develop ultra-simple method for creating nanoscale gold coatings

18-Jun-2010

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new, ultra-simple method for making layers of gold that measure only billionths of a meter thick. The process, which requires no sophisticated equipment and works on nearly any surface including silicon wafers, could have important ...

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