SOCRATES paper selected as a Green Chemistry Editor’s Choice.

Research of the SOCRATES project done from Ioanna Maria Pateli under the supervision of Andrew P. Abbott at University of Leicester was selected by the Editors of the Green Chemistry journal as one of the most well received articles published in 2020 and was selected to be highlighted on the blog and the community of Green Chemistry as a Green Chemistry Editor’s Choice. This commendation shows the significance of the topic for a scientific community and highlights the quality of the research. The work published in the Journal for Green Chemistry is Open Access.

In this study of Ioanna Maria Pateli and colleagues from University of Leicester, deep eutectic solvents (DESs) were employed as alternative and greener solvents for the extraction of various metal oxides. The work, which was performed within the Horizon 2020 ETN SOCRATES project (European Training Network for the sustainable, zero-waste valorisation of critical-metal-containing industrial process residues) was published in the high impact factor journal Green Chemistry and the Board Chair, Philip Jessop and the Green Chemistry Editorial Board decided to select it to be highlighted on the blog and the community of Green Chemistry as a Green Chemistry Editor’s Choice.

You can find more information about the publication in the blogpost by Marianna.

Link to the blog of Green Chemistry.

Full reference paper:

The effect of pH and hydrogen bond donor on the dissolution of metal oxides in deep eutectic solvents. Ioanna Maria Pateli, Dana Thompson, Sahar  S. Alabdullah, Andrew P. Abbott and Jennifer M. Hartley, Green Chemistry, 2020, 22 (16), 5476-5486.

About the lead author
Ioanna Maria Pateli, is a licensed metallurgical engineer from Greece. She obtained her barchelor’s and Master’s degree in 2016 from the National and Technical University of Athens with distinction. In 2017, she started her PhD studies at University of Leicester under the supervision of Professor Andrew P. Abbott. Her project is the “Ionometallurgical leaching of industrial wastes using Deep Eutectic Solvents”.





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