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 conversion of biomass 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
  • Biomass conversion
  • Applications of CO2
  • Supercritical fluids
Sectors of application
  • Chemical industries
  • Clean technology
  • Energy
Equipment Function
GC-MS Analysis of complex chemical mixtures
React-IR 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
Spectrofluorometer 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
  • Shell
  • BASF
  • Forward Water Technologies
  • Utilities Kingston
  • BC Research Inc.
  • Solvay
Title URL
NSERC on Jessop technology (video)
Jessop technology used by Forward Water Technologies (video)