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EPSRC Reference: GR/L58644/01
Title: CATALYTIC REDOX CHEMISTRY IN IONIC LIQUIDS: NEOTERIC SOLVENT FOR CLEAN SYNTHESIS
Principal Investigator: Derouane, Professor E
Other Investigators:
Kozhevnikov, Professor I Weatherley, Professor LR Xiao, Professor J
Seddon, Professor K
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Department: Chemistry
Organisation: University of Liverpool
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 October 1997 Ends: 30 September 2000 Value (£): 77,333
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Complex fluids & soft solids
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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This proposal concentrates on the development of room-temperature ionic liquids as media for the catalytic reduction and oxidation of organic substrates of industrial interest - crucial areas for industrial clean synthesis (see CleanLine 7, December 1996, pp.4-5). Our aim is to investigate systems where the source of reduction and oxidation are dihyrogen and dioxygen, respectively. Reaction media investigated will include 1-methyl-3-alkylimidazolium and dioxygen, salts of acetate, trifluoroacetate and tetrafluoroborate. The solvent will be developed, characterised and tested in Prof. Seddon's laboratories, reactors will be designed and optimised in Prof Weatherley's laboratories, and the catalytic processes developed in the Leverhulme Centre. The programme is strongly interactive between the two centres (Belfast and Liverpool), and will provide excellent training in both reactive and chemical engineering for the students.
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