Green Route to an Efficient Catalyst by Recycling of Aluminium Foil Waste

Our collaborative work with Ahmed Osman and publication in Nature Scientific Reports on A Facile Green Synthetic Route for the Preparation of Highly Active γ-Al2O3 from Aluminum Foil Waste received huge media attention. We describe how dirty aluminium foil can be recycled efficiently into an active alumina catalyst that is more active than the commercially available Read More …

The more you sweat, the better you smell

Pro-fragrant ionic liquids with stable hemiacetal motifs: water-triggered release of fragrances, H.Q. Nimal Gunaratne, P. Nockemann, K.R. Seddon, Chem. Commun. 2015,51, 4455-4457, DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00099H. The research on fragrance delivery has received huge media attention recently – the paper has been highlighted e.g. on the BBC main website, Chemistry World, The Daily Mirror, The New York Read More …

Mercury removal from natural gas using ionic liquids

An ionic liquid process for mercury removal from natural gas, Mahpuzah Abai, Martin P. Atkins, Amiruddin Hassan, John D. Holbrey, Yongcheun Kuah, Peter Nockemann, Alexander A. Oliferenko, Natalia V. Plechkova, Syamzari Rafeen, Adam A. Rahman, Rafin Ramli, Shahidah M. Shariff, Kenneth R. Seddon, Geetha Srinivasan and Yiran Zou, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 8617-8624, DOI: 10.1039/C4DT03273J Read More …

Featured research on nanofluids

Facile in situ synthesis of nanofluids based on ionic liquids and copper oxide clusters and nanoparticles, Małgorzata Swadźba-Kwaśny, Léa Chancelier, Shieling Ng, Haresh G. Manyar, Christopher Hardacre and Peter Nockemann, Dalton Trans., 2012, DOI: 10.1039/C1DT11578B, was identified as HOT article in Dalton Trans. in Nov 2011 and featured in the RSC blog.