From NaHCO3 into formate and from
isopropanol into acetone: Hydrogen-transfer reduction of NaHCO3 with isopropanol in high-temperature water
In high-temperature water, NaHCO3 is reduced into formate, using isopropanol as a reducing agent.
oxidation combined with extraction using acidic room-temperature ionic liquids
We describe a new desulfurization process based on use of an acidic ionic liquid, which is able to reduce the sulfur content of a model oil from 1600 ppm to less than 20 ppm.
glycerol with acetic acid using double SO3H-functionalized ionic liquids as recoverable catalysts
Double SO3H-functionalized ILs exhibited high catalytic activity and fair reusability even at very low catalyst loadings.
Microwave-assisted extraction of lactones from Ligusticum chuanxiong Hort. using protic ionic liquids
Improved microwave-assisted extraction of bioactive components in natural plants using protic ionic liquids.
cyanide catalysts bearing lactate esters as eco-friendly complexing agents for the synthesis of highly pure polyols
A green way of synthesizing double metal cyanide catalysts for the ring opening polymerization of propylene oxide has been developed by using environmentally friendly and nontoxic lactate esters as complexing agents, yielding highly pure polyether polyols.
About this collection
This web-based themed issue showcases high quality articles presented at the recent 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Ionic Liquids and Green Processes held in Dalian, China, on 7-10 September 2010. The selection of articles below represents some of the best ionic liquid research from the Asia-Pacific region.