SOLCRIMET Publications

ERC SOLCRIMET Peer-reviewed papers

  1. K.Binnemans & P.T. Jones, Solvometallurgy: an emerging branch in metallurgy, Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy, (2017) 3:570–600, Download here.
  2. N.K. Batchu, T. Vander Hoogerstraete, D. Banerjee, K. Binnemans, Separation of rare earths by non-aqueous solvent extraction from ethylene glycol (+LiCl) solutions with Cyanex 923 in n-dodecane, RSC Advances 7, 45351–45362 (2017)  - download here

Top 10 publications leading to ERC SOLCRIMET

  1. P. Lenaerts, K. Driesen, R. Van Deun, K. Binnemans, Covalent coupling of luminescent tris(2-thenoyltrifluoroacetonato) lanthanide(III) complexes on a Merrifield resin, Chemistry of Materials 17, 2148-2154 (2005). [277 citations]
  2. K. Binnemans, Ionic liquid crystals, Chemical Reviews 105, 4148-4204 (2005). [726 citations]
  3. P. Nockemann, B. Thijs, N. Postelmans, K. Van Hecke, L. Van Meervelt, K. Binnemans, Anionic rare-earth thiocyanate complexes as building blocks for low-melting metal-containing ionic liquids, Journal of the American Chemical Society 128, 13658-13659 (2006). [115 citations]
  4. P. Nockemann, B. Thijs, S. Pittois, J. Thoen, C. Glorieux, K. Van Hecke, L. Van Meervelt, B. Kirchner, K. Binnemans, Task-specific ionic liquid for solubilizing metal oxides, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 110, 20978–20992 (2006). [217 citations]
  5. K. Binnemans, Lanthanide-based luminescent hybrid materials, Chemical Reviews 109, 4283–4374 (2009). [1623 citations]
  6. S. Wellens, B. Thijs, K. Binnemans, An environmentally friendlier approach to hydrometallurgy: highly selective separation of cobalt from nickel by solvent extraction with undiluted phosphonium ionic liquids, Green Chemistry 14, 1657–1665 (2012). [74 citations]
  7. T. Vander Hoogerstraete, S. Wellens, K. Verachtert, K. Binnemans, Removal of transition metals from rare earths by solvent extraction with an undiluted phosphonium ionic liquid: separations relevant to rare-earth magnet recycling, Green Chemistry 15, 919-927 (2013). [104 citations]
  8. T. Vander Hoogerstraete and K. Binnemans, Highly efficient separation of rare earths from nickel and cobalt by solvent extraction with the ionic liquid trihexyl(tetradecyl)phosphonium nitrate: process relevant to the recycling of rare earths from permanent magnets and nickel metal hydride batteries, Green Chemistry 16, 1594–1606 (2014). [43 citations]
  9. K. Binnemans, Interpretation of europium(III) spectra, Coordination Chemical Reviews 295, 1–45 (2015) [128 citations].
  10. D. Dupont and K. Binnemans, Rare-earth recycling using a functionalized ionic liquid for the selective dissolution and revalorization of Y2O3:Eu3+ from lamp phosphor waste, Green Chemistry 17, 856–868 (2015) [37 citations].

More papers of Koen Binnemans in the domain of solvometallurgy and ionic liquids are available here.

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SOLVOMET is KU Leuven’s Centre for Solvometallurgy. SOLVOMET’s mission is to support its industrial and RTD partners in the conceptual and practical development of more sustainable solvometallurgical separation processes and new mining chemicals, which are subsequently tested using state-of-the-art lab-scale and mini pilot-scale experimental facilities.

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