Ionic Liquids Workshop

Background, State-of-the-Art, and Academic/Industrial Applications

March 23-24, 2004

The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

 

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“A workshop to provide R&D personnel with state-of-the-art information and a working knowledge of the chemistry, properties, and applications of ionic liquids, thus enabling decision making and utilization of these novel solvents”

 

‘Ionic Liquids’ are now defined as salts that melt near or below 100 °C; these salts are not ‘defined’ as ‘green’.  Ionic liquids define a class of fluids rather than a small group of individual examples.  The vastly increased volume of publications, in the open and patent literature, indicates that significant efforts are being made in utilizing ionic liquids in industrial applications. 

 

Six world-renowned experts in ionic liquid chemistries and applications, plus several ionic liquid suppliers, will provide an intensive 'what-you-need-to-know' workshop which will include literature surveys, physical/solvent properties, engineering aspects, IL availability and synthesis, academic and industrial applications, product demonstrations, and hands-on ionic liquid experience.

 

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WORKSHOP LECTURERS

 

Academic

Professor Joan F. Brennecke, University of Notre Dame

Professor James H. Davis, Jr., University of South Alabama

Dr. John D. Holbrey, The University of Alabama

Professor Robin D. Rogers, The University of Alabama

Professor Kenneth R. Seddon, The Queen’s University of Belfast

Professor Peter Wasserscheid, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

 

Industrial

Dr. Claus Hilgers, Solvent Innovation

Dr. Roger Moulton, SACHEM

Dr. Al Robertson, CYTEC

Dr. Urs.Welz-Biermann, Merck KGaA/EMD

 

VENUE

The workshop will be held in the Center for Green Manufacturing laboratories located in the Alabama Institute for Manufacturing Excellence building on The University of Alabama’s Tuscaloosa, AL campus.  Directions from the closest airport (Birmingham, AL ) to Tuscaloosa (ca. 60 miles) and to the AIME building, are located on the web at URL http://tour.ua.edu/. Wireless internet will be available throughout the AIME building.

 

TIMETABLE

The workshop will kick-off with an optional welcoming reception in the AIME building at 7:00 pm on Monday March 22, 2004.  The workshop will start at 8:00 am on Tuesday, March 23.  The formal part of the workshop will conclude at noon on Wednesday March 24, although an optional Wednesday afternoon session will continue with informal discussion and hands-on ionic liquids activities.

 


REGISTRATION DETAILS AND FEES

 

Early Registration Fee (received prior to March 5, 2004):          $1000

Late Registration Fee:                                                               $1200

 

To reserve space for the workshop, please send your name, position, and full contact details by email to LIrby@aime.ua.edu.  The registration fee may be paid by check made out to “The University of Alabama” and mailed to the workshop office.  Contact the workshop office if other payment arrangements are required.

Included with the registration fee are: all workshop materials and handouts, an optional Monday night reception, continental breakfasts and lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the workshop dinner on Tuesday.

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

 

A block of rooms has been reserved for the nights of March 22-24, 2004 at The Hampton Inn-Interstate (about 5-10 minutes from campus). Please make your reservations directly with the hotel by the cut-off date of February 22, 2004.  Please mention you are participating in the “Ionic Liquids Workshop” to obtain the workshop rate of $75.00 per night.

Hampton Inn-Interstate
Contact Person: Toby Wilson
6400 Interstate Drive
Cottondale, AL 35453

+1-205-562-9000
+1-205-562-9859 (FAX)

(Take Exit 77 on I-59 South from Birmingham; trune right and then left into the hotel parking lot.)

WORKSHOP OFFICE

 

Lisa Irby

Ionic Liquids Workshop Office

Center for Green Manufacturing

Box 870204

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 USA

 

+1-205/348-3500

+1-205/348-3510 (FAX)

Email: LIrby@aime.ua.edu

URL:  http://bama.ua.edu/~rdrogers/ILWorkshop04/

 

 


SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS

 

The following workshop sponsors and exhibitors are gratefully acknowledged.

  Center for Green Manufacturing
The University of Alabama
Department of Chemistry
College of Arts & Sciences
Alabama Institute for Manufacturing Excellence
Office for Sponsored Programs

 Cytec Industries, Inc.

 EMD Chemicals, Inc.

 SACHEM, Inc.

 Solvent Innovation