Chemicals & Materials


Chem Economics: ACC Releases Portfolio of Specialty Chemicals Indexes

Chem Economics
T. Kevin Swift
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has launched a new set of indexes covering nearly 30 segments of the U.S. specialty chemicals market. (The first, which dealt with plastic additives, was discussed in the July issue, p. 13.) This is the first set...

CO2 Utilization Via Chemical Looping Process

AIChE Annual Meeting
Nov 7, 2013
Introduction Chemical looping is one of several emerging technology options capable to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions and helping in a diverse...

Reactivity of Biopolymers in Ionic Liquids

AIChE Annual Meeting
Nov 6, 2013
Ionic liquids are gaining increasing acceptance as novel solvents for chemical transformations. This has included a recent focus on the use of ionic...

At Least 1,000X Thinner than a Human Hair

AIChE Annual Meeting
Nov 5, 2013
The last century witnessed the development of two classes of materials—polymers and semiconductors—that dramatically changed people’s lives. A new...
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