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Singapore Institute Team Discovers New Uses for Imidazolium Salts in Medicine and Alternative Energy

Content courtesy of Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore

Scientists at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have uncovered new properties of imidazolium salts (IMSs), which suggest that they could play a vital role in disease prevention and treatment. I BN researchers also reported the first use of these salts to convert carbohydrates into versatile chemical compounds for biofuel production.

IBN Executive Director Professor Jackie Y. Ying noted in their press release, “We are excited by the tremendous potential of these novel compounds to make an impact on medicine and alternative energy. Our discovery paves the way for more effective treatment of various degenerative diseases, as well as the conversion of biofuels, helping to alleviate some of the pressing concerns facing our global community.”

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