The Sonochemistry Group is one of the RSC's many Interest Groups. The Interest Groups are member driven groups which exist to benefit RSC members, and the wider chemical science community, in line with the RSC's strategy and charter.
AimTo stimulate the use of sonochemistry in as many areas of science as possible. An update on the literature relating to sonochemistry can be obtained from the Group's Secretary.
What is Sonichemistry?
Audible sound has a frequency of between 10 and 18 kHz, but this is generally of too low an energy to have any influence on chemical reactivity. However, ultrasound with a wavelength of between 25 kHz and 2 Mhz has been shown to have a remarkable effect on many physical and chemical processes.
Sonochemistry, or the use of ultrasound in chemistry, has been with us for around 80 years but there was a great resurgence in interest in the early 1970s. At this time many chemists began to examine the effect of ultrasound on reactions and applications to organic chemistry in particular became commonplace. Many reactions which were normally sluggish, or indeed did not proceed at all, could be mediated by bathing the reaction in ultrasonic waves.
Get InvolvedWe are always looking for new members who are keen to get involved and to help organise our activities. If you would like to find out more please contact the Secretary.
Join this Interest Group
If you are a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and would like to join an Interest Group, please contact Membership Department using the email link below with:
- your name
- your membership number
- state the name of the group you wish to join
Free membership of 3 Interest Groups is now included in the cost of RSC membership.
Contact and Further Information
Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432 141