What is Alkylation?

What is Alkylation?

Alkylation is the process of transferring an alkyl group from one molecule to another. Alkyl substituent is an alkane which have one missing hydrogen atom. It is basically the process of introducing hydrocarbons into chemicals. An alkyl group molecule has general formula as CnH2n+1, where ‘n’ signifies number of carbons associated together. An alkyl group can be transferred as an alkyl free radical, carbonation, a carbanion or as a Carbene. Read more


Scientists and engineers from the University of Bath have developed biodegradable cellulose microbeads from a sustainable source that could potentially replace harmful plastic ones that contribute to ocean pollution. Microbeads are little spheres of plastic less than 0.5 mm in size that are added to personal care and cleaning products including cosmetics, sunscreens and fillers to give them a smooth texture. Read more



Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC (Shell), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc has officially started the main construction phase of its major petrochemicals complex in Pennsylvania, US. This follows the successful completion of the site preparation and detailed design and engineering work. The early works programme has been a significant project. Work included building bridges, relocating a state highway, improving existing interchanges, repositioning a rail line, and preparing foundations for the new complex. Read more



Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP (CLMT) has signed definitive agreements to sell the ownership of its refinery in Superior, Wisconsin and other related assets to Husky Superior Refining Holding Corporation, a wholly owned unit of Husky Energy (Husky). Husky has agreed to pay $435 million in cash. Superior refinery produces gasoline, diesel, asphalt and heavy fuel oils. Read more

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