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  • Simple green synthesis is a breath of fresh air

    Nanoparticles of controllable composition and size have great potential in electrical, optical and chemical devices, but they must be created in a safe and cost-effective way. Kazuhiro Takanabe and coworkers from KAUST now report a simple method for synthesizing metal-sulfide nanoparticles at low te more

  • Organic/inorganic sulfur may be key for safe rechargeable lithium batteries

    We have come a long way from leaky sulfur-acid automobile batteries, but modern lithium batteries still have some down sides. Now a team of Penn State engineers have a different type of lithium sulfur battery that could be more efficient, less expensive and safer. "We demonstrated this method in a c more

  • New nanomaterial can extract hydrogen fuel from seawater

    It's possible to produce hydrogen to power fuel cells by extracting the gas from seawater, but the electricity required to do it makes the process costly. UCF researcher Yang Yang has come up with a new hybrid nanomaterial that harnesses solar energy and uses it to generate hydrogen from seawater mo more

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Sulfur

A cool experiment called "the barking dog" is part of our new and improved video about Sulfur. more

Fluorine Reactions

Here's all the camera angles and slow motion footage of the fluorine reactions we filmed with Professor Eric Hope. It reacts with iron, carbon, iodine and sulfur. more

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  • 35 years' experience in "black gold"

    There is a paradoxical consequence of the financial crisis: To produce bitumen is more attractive than ever. In the last six months prices for crude oil and, in particular, the consumption of heavy, sulfur-containing marine Diesel fuel (bunker oils) more

  • Battling Corrosion in Refineries

    Corrosion in refinery operations has been, and still is, the subject of many studies, papers, courses and web forums. Although a lot of what has been written shows that significant progress in understanding corrosion has been made, it also makes it more

Infographics Sulfur

The Chemistry of Gunpowder

With the Fourth of July and American Independence Day on the horizon, a somehow topical post seemed in order. Having already examined the chemical compounds that give fireworks their colours in a previous graphic, I decided to examine another important firework component here: the first chemical exp more

Group 6 Elements

This latest graphic looks at the elements of Group 6. ‘Chalcogens’ is an IUPAC accepted name for Group 6 the term chalcogen itself comes from the greek word ‘chalcos‘, and roughly translates as ‘ore-former’. more

The Chemistry of Fireworks

The obvious place to start is the bangs of fireworks when they explode into bursts of colour. These can be produced simply by compacted gunpowder, which if suitably confined can give a decent result. However, it’s more common for the ignition of a specific explosive mixture to be utilised. This mixt more

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Definition

Sulfur

Sulfur Sulfur or sulphur (, see spelling below ) is the chemical element that has the symbol S and atomic number 16. It is an abundant, tasteless, multivalent non-metal . Sulfur, in its native form, is a yellow crystalline solid. In natu ... more

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