The flame retardant HBCD may no longer be produced or used This was decided by representatives from over 160 countries in late May at a UN conference on chemicals in Geneva Empa's extensive research on ... - Read More
Clean drinking water is a diminishing natural resource in developing nations and in many industrialised countries VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a simple and inexpensive test kit that detects phenolic compounds in ... - Read More
A simple kitchen sink experiment helped Northwestern University researchers discover that green tea leaves not only can be used to steep a good cup of tea but they make an excellent antibacterial coating too And ... - Read More
Cells are very good at protecting their precious contents and as a result it's very difficult to penetrate their membrane walls to deliver drugs nutrients or biosensors without damaging or destroying the cell One effective ... - Read More
Burning incense a popular cultural practice in many parts of the world generates indoor air pollutants that may cause inflammation in human lung cells say researchers in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of Basel have successfully replaced the rare element iodine in copper based dye sensitized solar cells by the more abundant element cobalt taking a step forward in the development of environmentally ... - Read More
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute TSRI have achieved the first efficient chemical synthesis of ingenol a highly complex plant derived compound that has long been of interest to drug developers for its anticancer potential ... - Read More
A University of Colorado Boulder team has developed a radically new technique that uses the power of sunlight to efficiently split water into its components of hydrogen and oxygen paving the way for the broad ... - Read More
When it comes to carbon nanotubes CNTs in the soil recent research at Texas Tech University shows that the new materials do not affect the sorption of the toxic part of oil called polycyclic aromatic ... - Read More
University of Oregon chemist David C Johnson likens his lab's newly published accomplishments to combining two flavors of ice cream vanilla and chocolate and churning out thousands of flavors to appeal to any taste bud ... - Read More
A team of theoretical physicists at the U S Naval Research Laboratory NRL and Boston College has identified cubic boron arsenide as a material with an extraordinarily high thermal conductivity and the potential to transfer ... - Read More
Pesticides commonly used in California's Central Valley one of the world's most productive agricultural regions have been found in remote frog species miles from farmland Writing in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry researchers demonstrate the contamination ... - Read More
The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB and its European partners have developed several effective processes for eliminating persistent pollutants from wastewater Some of these processes generate reactive species which can be used ... - Read More
A new study of 100 private water wells in and near the Barnett Shale showed elevated levels of potential contaminants such as arsenic and selenium closest to natural gas extraction sites according to a team ... - Read More
A simple low cost and eco friendly method of creating nitrogen doped graphene nanoplatelets NGnPs which could be used in dye sensitized solar cells and fuel cells is published in Scientific Reports today The work ... - Read More
Flame retardants are often extremely harmful to health Despite this they are found in many types of synthetic materials which would otherwise ignite quickly Empa researchers have now succeeded in producing non harmful flame retardants ... - Read More
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a new chemical reaction that has the potential to lower the cost and streamline the manufacture of compounds ranging from agricultural chemicals to pharmaceutical drugs ... - Read More
Catalysts are everywhere They make chemical reactions that normally occur at extremely high temperatures and pressures possible within factories cars and the comparatively balmy conditions within the human body Developing better catalysts however is mainly ... - Read More
A new computational method for working out in advance whether a chemical will be toxic will be reporting in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics There is increasing pressure ... - Read More
Social media has expanded to reach an unlikely new target molecules Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST have created networks of molecular data similar to Facebook's recently debuted graph search feature ... - Read More
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