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Jones receives Royal Society of Chemistry award

Jones receives Royal Society of Chemistry award

May 9, 2017

University of Rochester chemistry researcher for honored for discovering new methods for converting hydrocarbons into chemicals found in useful, everyday products.

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Study raises hopes for cleaner gas alternative

Study raises hopes for cleaner gas alternative

December 21, 2015

“What we’ve been able to do is demonstrate that in a laboratory we can take ethanol and combine it to make butanol,” Dr. William Jones, a professor at the University of Rochester and study co-author, said. “It’s a step toward a more valuable fuel.”

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New ethanol provides more energy, less harm to engines as gasoline alternative

New ethanol provides more energy, less harm to engines as gasoline alternative

December 4, 2015

According to a new research published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the new method has produced butanol, a product from ethanol that has no detrimental effects to engines.

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More efficient way of converting ethanol leads to better alternative fuel

More efficient way of converting ethanol leads to better alternative fuel

December 3, 2015

A research team led by chemistry professor William Jones has developed a series of reactions that results in the selective conversion of ethanol to butanol, without producing unwanted byproducts.

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