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Chemists demonstrate nanoscale alloys so bright they could have potential medical applications

Medical, Applications, Alloys
Alloys like bronze and steel have been transformational for centuries yielding top of the line machines necessary for industry As scientists move toward nanotechnology however the focus has shifted toward creating alloys at the nanometer ... - Read More

Unique method for creating uniform nanoparticles developed

Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles
University of Illinois researchers have developed a new way to produce highly uniform nanocrystals used for both fundamental and applied nanotechnology projects We have developed a unique approach for the synthesis of highly uniform icosahedral ... - Read More

Mysterious catalyst explained: How tiny gold particles aid the production of plastic components

Catalyst
From methanol to formaldehyde this reaction is the starting point for the synthesis of many everyday plastics Using catalysts made of gold particles formaldehyde could be produced without the environmentally hazardous waste generated in conventional ... - Read More

Ceramic foam cleans up exhaust gases

Foam
The introduction next year of the Euro 6 exhaust gas standard means that catalytic converters will become more expensive above all for diesel vehicles Empa is working on a catalytic substrate made of ceramic foam ... - Read More

Recipe for low-cost, biomass-derived catalyst for hydrogen production

Catalyst
In a paper to be published in an upcoming issue of Energy & amp Environmental Science researchers at the U S Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory describe details of a low cost stable effective ... - Read More

Cost-Saving Measure to Upgrade Ethanol to Butanol -- A Better Alternative to Gasoline

despite several disadvantages Ethanol for instance has a lower energy content per gallon than gasoline which can reduce fuel mileage Ethanol also has a corrosive effect on car engines and can’t easily be used in ... - Read More

Shape changers: Surface diffusion plays a key role in defining the shapes of catalytic nanoparticles

Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles
Controlling the shapes of nanometer sized catalytic and electrocatalytic particles made from noble metals such as platinum and palladium may be more complicated than previously thought Share This See Also Nanotechnology Chemistry Nature of Water ... - Read More

Why going green is good chemistry

Green
Shaken not stirred is the essence of new research that's showing promise in creating the chemical reactions necessary for industries such as pharmaceutical companies but eliminating the resulting waste from traditional methods Share This See ... - Read More

Sweet success: Catalyzing more sugars from biomass

sugars
Catalysis may initiate almost all modern industrial manufacturing processes but catalytic activity on solid surfaces is poorly understood This is especially true for the cellulase enzymes used to release fermentable sugars from cellulosic biomass for ... - Read More

Chemistry: Elusive mechanism of widely used click reaction revealed

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute TSRI have illuminated the mechanism at the heart of one of the most useful processes in modern chemistry A reaction that is robust and easy to perform it is ... - Read More

Catalyst for green chemistry: Amberlyst-15 can act as a catalyst for the acylation of phenols and alcohols

Catalyst
Owing to the huge array of applications catalysis has long been dubbed as one of the most significant areas of process and synthetic chemistry In fact the vast majority of all chemical industrial products be ... - Read More

Light may recast copper as chemical industry 'holy grail'

Chemical industry
Wouldn't it be convenient if you could reverse the rusting of your car by shining a bright light on it It turns out that this concept works for undoing oxidation on copper nanoparticles and it ... - Read More

Discovery opens door to efficiently storing and reusing renewable energy

Two University of Calgary researchers have developed a ground breaking way to make new affordable and efficient catalysts for converting electricity into chemical energy Share This See Also Fuel Cells Energy Technology Solar Energy Wind ... - Read More

Catalyst in a teacup: New approach to chemical reduction

Reduction, Catalyst, Chemical reduction
Taking their inspiration from nature scientists at the University of New South Wales have developed a new method for carrying out chemical reduction an industrial process used to produce fuels and chemicals that are vital ... - Read More

Hydrogen fuel? Thin films of nickel and iron oxides yield efficient solar water-splitting catalyst

Iron oxides, Yield, Catalyst, Fuel, Thin films, Films
University of Oregon chemists say that ultra thin films of nickel and iron oxides made through a solution synthesis process are promising catalysts to combine with semiconductors to make devices that capture sunlight and convert ... - Read More

DNA catalysts do the work of protein enzymes

Illinois chemists have used DNA to do a protein's job creating opportunities for DNA to find work in more areas of biology chemistry and medicine than ever before Share This See Also Human Biology Genes ... - Read More

Breakthrough research shows chemical reaction in real time

Time
The ultrafast ultrabright X ray pulses of the Linac Coherent Light Source LCLS have enabled unprecedented views of a catalyst in action an important step in the effort to develop cleaner and more efficient energy ... - Read More

Catalysts that produce 'green' fuel

The energy produced by solar panels be it heat or electricity has to be used right away It is hard to store and preserve and also its transportation can be rather complicated Creating solar cells ... - Read More

Synthetic fuels from natural gas and biomass? New Fischer-Tropsch catalyst invented

Inspired by patents from the 1960s audio cassette recording industry UvA chemists now developed a new Fischer Tropsch catalyst It can be used for the making of synthetic fuels from natural gas and biomass This ... - Read More

Metal ions regulate terpenoid metabolism in insects

Ions, Metabolism
Max Planck scientists in Jena Germany have discovered an unusual regulation of enzymes that catalyze chain elongation in an important secondary metabolism the terpenoid pathway In the horseradish leaf beetle Phaedon cochleariae a single enzyme ... - Read More
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