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  • Greener molecular intermediates may aid drug design

    Scientists at Rice University have simplified their approach to synthesize a highly versatile family of precursors en route to biologically active compounds. Their method should make drug design and development cheaper and more environmentally friendly. Synthetic chemist László Kürti and postdoctora more

  • Metal-ion catalysts and hydrogen peroxide could green up plastics production

    Researchers at the University of Illinois are contributing to the development of more environmentally friendly catalysts for the production of plastic and resin precursors that are often derived from fossil fuels. The key to their technique comes from recognizing the unique physical and chemical pro more

  • A more energy-efficient catalytic process to produce olefins

    Research at the University of Pittsburgh led to a more energy-efficient catalytic process to produce olefins, the building blocks for polymer production. The team's investigations could influence potential applications in diverse technology areas from green energy and sustainable chemistry to materi more

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Infrared Monitoring of Carbocationic Polymerization of Olefins

Real-time in situ mid-infrared monitoring of polymerization reactions involving isobutylene and styrene is the focus of this presentation. Professor Robson Storey discusses key takeaways from 17 years' experience using reaction monitoring to carry out synthetic polymer chemistry.

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  • Turkey Petrochemicals Report Q2 2012

    The breaks are likely to be put on Turkish petrochemicals consumption growth in 2012, as the country’s industrial sector faces a precarious external position and a deteriorating macroeconomic backdrop, according to BMI’s latest Turkey petrochemicals report. Exports are slowing in line with weaker d more

  • China Petrochemicals Report Q3 2012

    BMI’s China Petrochemicals Report Q312 examines the long-term growth trends that are in play across the local industry, but warns of short-term concerns about over-capacity and the impact on prices and trade. This report analyses the way in which the slowdown in Chinese construction activity is af more

  • Iran Petrochemicals Report Q3 2012

    The Iran Petrochemicals Report examines the impact of the international sanctions regime on the performance and development of downstream operators, paying particular attention to producers’ export performance, credit availability and access to technology. The report assesses progress so far in on more

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Olefin fiber

Olefin fiber Olefin fiber is a synthetic fiber made from alkenes . It is used in the manufacture of various textile s as well as clothing, upholstery, wallpaper, ropes, and vehicle interiors. Olefin is also referred to as polypropylene, polyethy ... more


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