Unveiling challenges in green hydrogen production
International researcher team reveals adverse effects of hydrogen on catalysts
11-Sep-2023 - The quest for hydrogen as a clean and sustainable energy source has gained momentum. To produce green hydrogen, water must be split into oxygen and hydrogen. This water splitting process is facilitated by electrocatalysts that enhance the chemical reaction rate. Ideally, a catalyst is neither ...
Scientists use quantum device to slow down simulated chemical reaction 100 billion times
What happens in femtoseconds in nature can now be observed in milliseconds in the lab
31-Aug-2023 - Scientists at the University of Sydney have, for the first time, used a quantum computer to engineer and directly observe a process critical in chemical reactions by slowing it down by a factor of 100 billion times. Joint lead researcher and PhD student, Vanessa Olaya Agudelo, said: “It is by ...
Primordial Photoredox Catalyst
Nitrogen-Doped Graphite Catalyzes Reactions to Give Early Biomolecules
13-Jul-2023 - The sun as a source of energy, and catalysts to accelerate chemical reactions, were of critical importance in the emergence of the first biochemical molecules on Earth. A research team has now shown that a solid deposited from ammonia and methane plasma is capable of using light energy for ...
The future of recycling could one day mean dissolving plastic with electricity
The method it’s simple enough that you can watch the plastic break apart in front of your eyes
10-Jul-2023 - Chemists at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a new way to recycle a common type of plastic found in soda bottles and other packaging. The team’s method relies on electricity and some nifty chemical reactions, and it’s simple enough that you can watch the plastic break apart in ...
Negatively charged and yet pretty cold
This enables, for example, new investigations of chemical reactions in space
06-Jul-2023 - Anions, negatively charged ions, are reluctant to be cooled. Physicists led by Matthias Weidemüller from Heidelberg University and Roland Wester from the University of Innsbruck have now developed a method for cooling molecular anions to below 3 Kelvin in a remarkably short time. This enables, ...
Virtual exploration of chemical reactions
A new online platform for exploring computationally calculated chemical pathways, enabling in-depth understanding and design of chemical reactions
05-Jul-2023 - Advances in computational chemistry have proven a great boon in the field of reaction design, leading to the discovery of new reaction pathways for the synthesis of high-value compounds. Computational chemistry generates much data, and the process of organizing and visualizing this data is vital ...
Making the most of minuscule metal mandalas
This achievement has the potential to drive new discoveries and advancements in fields like catalysis, medicine, and beyond
23-Jun-2023 - To unveil the previously elusive behavior and stability of complex metal compounds found in aqueous solutions called 'POMs', researchers at the University of Vienna have created a speciation atlas now published in Science Advances. This achievement has the potential to drive new discoveries and ...
A life dedicated to chemistry
The European Inventor Award for Lifetime Achievement goes to Spanish scientist Avelino Corma
21-Jun-2023 - Chemistry is all around us and not just in medicine and cleaning products. Everything you hear, see, smell, taste and touch involves chemistry. The processes by which our bodies can transform food and water into energy are spurred on by catalysts. Spanish scientist Avelino Corma (Moncofa, ...
Chemistry without detours: Researchers introduce a two-step process for producing phosphorus-containing chemicals
This promising innovation not only contributes to environmental protection but also saves significant time and costs
19-Jun-2023 - Professor Jan J. Weigand and his team from the TUD Dresden University of Technology have achieved a ground breaking advancement in the production of phosphorus-containing chemicals. In a recent publication in the renowned scientific journal "Nature Synthesis", they present an innovative synthesis ...
Light and nickel simplify chemical reactions
Researchers develop a method for reliable planning of syntheses
16-Jun-2023 - Cross-coupling reactions–chemical transformations in which two fragments are joined together–are a valuable tool in the synthesis of organic molecules. Applications range from drug development and synthesis of naturally occurring molecules to materials science. Despite many known methods, finding ...
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