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Hot Paper by the Royal Society of Chemistry

For the second time in a year, graduate student Igor Cunha has had one of his papers declared a Hot Paper by the Royal Society of Chemistry!

His latest paper (Green Chemistry, describes fatty acids and their sodium salts as nonvolatile organic solvents that can be used, removed, and recycled without causing smog, inhalation risks, or flammability, and without any need for distillation. Undergrad students Meghan McKeeman, Kayleigh Hayashi-Mehedy and Alana Lloyd-Smith and Post Doctoral Fellow Maedeh Ramezani contributed to this major paper.