MSDG Chrismas Meeting 2014 Programme



Monday 15th December 2014, Chemistry Centre, RSC, Burlington House, London.



Registration and poster-set-up


Welcome and Introduction from Professor Andrew Abbott


Invited Lecture


Post-modification of heterogeneous catalysts by coatings with ionic liquids, salts or salt solutions


Peter Wasserscheid

Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Egerlandstr. 3
D-91058 Erlangen, Germany;

Technical Session 1 Chair Professor George Chen


The MBr–EuBr2 systems (M= alkali metal): physicochemical investigation and thermodynamic assessment


W. Gong1, L. Rycerz2, S. Gadzuric3, M. Gaune-Escard4


1Laboratory of Electronic Functional Materials, Huizhou University, Huizhou 516001, Guangdong, PR China
2Chemical Metallurgy Group, Faculty of Chemistry, Wroclaw University of Technology, 50-370 Wroclaw, Poland
3Faculty of Natural Science, Department of Chemistry, University of Novi Sad, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
4Polytech’, IUSTI, Technopôle de Chateau-Gombert, 13453 Marseille Cedex 13, France Contact E-mail:

Na-Zn liquid metal battery


J.L. Xu1, O.S. Kjos2, K.S. Osen2, A.M. Martinez2, A.P. Ratvik2 and G.M. Haarberg1


1Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway,
2SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, NO-7465 Trondheim, Norway Contact E-mail:

Electrocatalysis in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids


Darren Walsh



Morning coffee and Poster Session No. 1



Technical Session 2 Chairs Professor Geir Martin Haarberg and Dr Trevor R Griffiths


Molten salt capture of CO2


E. Olsen, V. Tomkute, Y. Alhaj-Saleh and H. Nygård


1Dep. Mathematical Sciences and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Drøbakveien 31, N-1432 Ås, Norway.


Alkoxycarbonylation of Alkenes by Ionic Liquids and Supported Ionic Liquid Phase (SILP) Catalysts


Eduardo J. Garcia-Suarez, Santosh G. Khokarale, Anders Riisager and Rasmus Fehrmann


Centre for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry, Building 207, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark.

Black silicon absorbers for solar photovoltaics


P. R. Coxon1, E. Juzeliunas1,2 & D. J. Fray1


1Dept. of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, 27 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, CB3 0FS, UK
2Campus Rectorate, Klaipėda University, Herkaus Manto str. 84, LT-92294 Klaipėda, Lithuania
Contact E-mail:

Molten salts as heat transfer media in fast pyrolysis of wood


Heidi S. Nygård1, Espen Olsen1


1Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 1432 Ås, Norway.
Contact E-mail:

Roles of alkali metal cation during carbon electrodeposition in molten alkali carbonates


Happiness V. Ijije and, George Z. Chen *


Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, and Energy and Sustainability Research Division,
Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK.
*Corresponding author:

Lunch & Poster Session No. 2


Annual General Meeting of the MSDG. All members and delegate welcome.


Technical Session No. 3 Chair Dr Stuart Mucklejohn


Development of robust microelectrodes for electroanalysis in molten salts.


Damion K Corrigan1, Ewen Blair2, Jonathan G. Terry2, Anthony J. Walton2 and Andrew R. Mount1.


1School of Chemistry, The University of Edinburgh, Joseph Black Building, The King’s Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JJ, Scotland (UK)
2Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems, School of Engineering, The University of Edinburgh, The King’s Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JF, Scotland (UK)

Electronic Structure of Ionic Liquids: Experiments vs. Calculations


Richard M. Fogarty1, Rebecca Rowe1, Rob G. Palgrave2, Richard A. Bourne3, Tom W. Chamberlain4, Paul Thompson5, Emily F. Smith4, Nick A. Besley4, Claire R. Ashworth1, Richard P. Matthews1, Patricia A. Hunt1, Kevin R. J. Lovelock1


1Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, 2Department of Chemistry, University College London
3School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, 4Department of Chemistry, University of Nottingham
5XMaS beamline, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) Contact E-mail:

Synthesis of cementitious compounds and electrochemical and calorimetric studies in molten NaCl


R. A. Sheikh1, S. J. R. Simons1, D. Brett, M. Gaune-Escard2


1Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London, Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE.
2Ecole Polytechnique, Mecanique Energetique, Technopole de Chateau-Gombert, 5 rue Enrico Fermi, 13453 Marseille Cedex 13, France. E-mail:

Sliding mechanisms across amphiphilic ionic liquids - what does friction mean at the nanoscale?


Alexander M. Smith & Susan Perkin


Department of Chemistry, Physical & Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford, UK
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Afternoon tea and Poster Session No. 3


Technical Session No. 4 Chair Professor Marcelle GAUNE-ESCARD


Anode processes during electrowinning of aluminium


Geir Martin Haarberg


Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, NO-7491, Norway. Contact E-mail:

Diamonds for Christmas


Ali Reza Kamali, Derek J. Fray


Materials Science Department, University of Cambridge


Wine and Cheese Reception


Close of meeting



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