Jessop Group, Department of Chemistry

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
What the facility does

Green chemistry, switchable/smart fluids

Areas of expertise

We develop new applications for waste CO2, including switchable (“smart”) solvents, switchable surfactants, switchable latexes and other solids, supercritical CO2, CO2-expanded liquids and homogeneous catalytic conversion of CO2 into useful products. Many of our smart fluids can change their properties upon command, including their polarity, viscosity, osmotic pressure and miscibility.

Research services
  • Chemistry research
  • Molecular design
  • Smart fluid design
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Applications of CO2
  • Supercritical fluids
Sectors of application
  • Chemical industries
  • Clean technology
  • Energy (renewable and fossil)




Analysis of complex chemical mixtures


In situ spectroscopy of liquid or supercritical fluid mixtures, including at elevated pressures

High-pressure vessels and equipment

For testing of reactions and extractions using supercritical or liquid CO2 or gas-expanded solvents

Glove box

For the manipulation of air-sensitive chemicals such as catalysts


For detection and analysis of fluorescent chemicals, including at elevated pressures

UV/visible spectrometer

For the detection and analysis of chemicals, including at elevated pressures

HPLC, with CD detector

For the analysis of chemical mixtures, including chiral compounds

  • GreenCentre Canada
  • Switchable Solutions Inc.
  • Chevron
  • Shell
  • BASF
  • Fielding Chemical Technologies
  • Forward Water Technologies
  • Agilent
  • Utilities Kingston
Title URL

NSERC Youtube video on Jessop technology