Science Communication


  1. K. Binnemans & P.T. Jones, Solvometallurgy: an emerging branch in metallurgy, Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy, 3, 570–600 (2017) – download here.
  2. N.K. Batchu, T. Vander Hoogerstraete, D. Banerjee, K. Binnemans, Separation of rare earths by non-aqueous solvent extraction from ethylene glycol (+LiCl) solutions with Cyanex 923 in n-dodecane, RSC Advances 7, 45351–45362 (2017)  – download here


Top 10 publications leading to ERC SOLCRIMET

  1. P. Lenaerts, K. Driesen, R. Van Deun, K. Binnemans, Covalent coupling of luminescent tris(2-thenoyltrifluoroacetonato) lanthanide(III) complexes on a Merrifield resin, Chemistry of Materials 17, 2148-2154 (2005).
  2. K. Binnemans, Ionic liquid crystals, Chemical Reviews 105, 4148-4204 (2005).
  3. P. Nockemann, B. Thijs, N. Postelmans, K. Van Hecke, L. Van Meervelt, K. Binnemans, Anionic rare-earth thiocyanate complexes as building blocks for low-melting metal-containing ionic liquids, Journal of the American Chemical Society 128, 13658-13659 (2006).
  4. P. Nockemann, B. Thijs, S. Pittois, J. Thoen, C. Glorieux, K. Van Hecke, L. Van Meervelt, B. Kirchner, K. Binnemans, Task-specific ionic liquid for solubilizing metal oxides, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 110, 20978–20992 (2006).
  5. K. Binnemans, Lanthanide-based luminescent hybrid materials, Chemical Reviews 109, 4283–4374 (2009).
  6. S. Wellens, B. Thijs, K. Binnemans, An environmentally friendlier approach to hydrometallurgy: highly selective separation of cobalt from nickel by solvent extraction with undiluted phosphonium ionic liquids, Green Chemistry 14, 1657–1665 (2012).
  7. T. Vander Hoogerstraete, S. Wellens, K. Verachtert, K. Binnemans, Removal of transition metals from rare earths by solvent extraction with an undiluted phosphonium ionic liquid: separations relevant to rare-earth magnet recycling, Green Chemistry 15, 919-927 (2013).
  8. T. Vander Hoogerstraete and K. Binnemans, Highly efficient separation of rare earths from nickel and cobalt by solvent extraction with the ionic liquid trihexyl(tetradecyl)phosphonium nitrate: process relevant to the recycling of rare earths from permanent magnets and nickel metal hydride batteries, Green Chemistry 16, 1594–1606 (2014).
  9. K. Binnemans, Interpretation of europium(III) spectra, Coordination Chemical Reviews 295, 1–45 (2015).
  10. D. Dupont and K. Binnemans, Rare-earth recycling using a functionalized ionic liquid for the selective dissolution and revalorization of Y2O3:Eu3+ from lamp phosphor waste, Green Chemistry 17, 856–868 (2015).


More papers

More papers of Koen Binnemans in the domain of solvometallurgy and ionic liquids are available here.