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New material captures carbon dioxide

The captured CO2 can be converted into useful organic materials

15-Oct-2019

A new material that can selectively capture carbon dioxide (CO2) molecules and efficiently convert them into useful organic materials has been developed by researchers at Kyoto University, along with colleagues at the University of Tokyo and Jiangsu Normal University in China. They describe the ...

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Eco-friendly electrochemical catalysts using solar cells to harvest energy from the sun

07-Oct-2019

A research team from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Kanazawa University develops an eco-friendly device that uses solar energy to catalyze an electrochemical oxidation reaction with high efficiency. Green energy sources constitute a hot research field globally because of the ...

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Clarification of a new synthesis mechanism of semiconductor atomic sheet

Toward the realization of next-generation flexible optoelectronic devices

24-Sep-2019

In Japan Science and Technology Agency's Strategic Basic Research Programs, Associate Professor Toshiaki Kato and Professor Toshiro Kaneko of the Department of Electronic Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University succeeded in clarifying a new synthesis mechanism regarding ...

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Best performance of organic material for lithium battery anode using materials informatics

Combining empirical knowledge and machine learning with a small experimental dataset

24-Sep-2019

At JST Strategic Basic Research Programs, the research group led by associate professor Yuya Oaki and graduate student (at the time) Hiromichi Numazawa of Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University established a new design policy for organic materials for the anode of lithium-ion ...

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Let there be light: Synthesizing organic compounds

23-Sep-2019

Every biological reaction is a chemical reaction. The exchange of carbon dioxide for oxygen in our lungs and blood cells, for example, is caused by molecules releasing chemicals and reforming with new ones. The uncontrolled replication of cancerous cells is the result of broken chemical compounds ...

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Researchers develop chemical reaction method for more efficient drug production

17-Sep-2019

Researchers at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) in Japan and Mount Allison University in Canada have developed a more efficient method to produce the building blocks needed for antibiotics and cancer treatment drugs. The building blocks the researchers set out to better ...

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Discovery of periodic tables for molecules

10-Sep-2019

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) develop tables similar to the periodic table of elements but for molecules. Their approach could be used for predicting novel stable substances and creating useful materials. The periodic table of elements was proposed in 1869, and ...

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Better chemistry through tiny antennae

02-Sep-2019

A research team at The University of Tokyo has introduced a powerful method for actively breaking chemical bonds using excitations in tiny antennae created by infrared lasers. This process may have applications throughout chemistry as a way to direct chemical reactions in desired directions. In ...

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DIC to acquire BASF’s global pigments business

30-Aug-2019

BASF and the fine chemical company DIC have reached an agreement on the acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business. The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis is €1.15 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. The divestiture is subject to the approval ...

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Can't get thinner than this: synthesis of atomically flat boron sheets

29-Aug-2019

Since its rediscovery and characterization in 2004, graphene has been the focus of countless research efforts across multiple fields. It is a very versatile material consisting of a two-dimensional (2D) carbon network; in other words, it comprises a thin sheet of carbon that has a thickness of ...

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