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Editor-in-Chief: Guido Kemeling; Editorial Board Chairs: Matthias Beller, Gabriele Centi, Licheng Sun

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 18/157 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1864-564X

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemCatChem, ChemElectroChem, ChemPhysChem, Energy Technology

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April 27, 2016

VIP: Sustainable Process for the Preparation of High-Performance Thin-Film Composite Membranes using Ionic Liquids as the Reaction Medium

Hanne Mariën, Lotte Bellings, Dr. Sanne Hermans and Prof. Dr. Ivo F. J. Vankelecom

Sustainable Process for the Preparation of High-Performance Thin-Film Composite Membranes using Ionic Liquids as the Reaction Medium

Big ideas for nanofiltration: A modified system for the preparation of nanofiltration membranes through interfacial polymerization is reported. The use of ionic liquids as the reaction medium for the top-layer formation not only produces membranes with improved performances but also diminishes or eliminates the use of toxic monomers and additives during the synthesis process.

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