Alpha Chemicals was awarded a Commonwealth Ready Grant for a research project in collaboration with the University Of Sydney School Of Chemistry to develop a new method for the production of ionic liquids. Ionic liquids are not a new group of chemicals but the uses for these products is growing as they offer a variety of advantages in a broad range of industries.
Their low vapour pressure makes them potential ‘green“ solvents and other properties offer benefits in areas such as:
- Ionic liquids can be found in areas such as battery performance
- Cellulose production is another area in which Ionic fluids can be used
- Metal refining