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Smart sponge could clean up oil spills

Highly porous sponge selectively soaks up oil, sparing water and wildlife

02-Jun-2020

A Northwestern University-led team has developed a highly porous smart sponge that selectively soaks up oil in water. With an ability to absorb more than 30 times its weight in oil, the sponge could be used to inexpensively and efficiently clean up oil spills without harming marine life. After ...

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Scientists finally crack nature's most common chemical bond

Holy grail of synthesis: Carbon-hydrogen bonds in hydrocarbon molecules have resisted functionalization until now

25-May-2020

The most common chemical bond in the living world -- that between carbon and hydrogen -- has long resisted attempts by chemists to crack it open, thwarting efforts to add new bells and whistles to old carbon-based molecules. Now, after nearly 25 years of work by chemists at the University of ...

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Big data and synthetic chemistry could fight climate change and pollution

Chemists look to the future of materials design

19-May-2020

Scientists at the University of South Carolina and Columbia University have developed a faster way to design and make gas-filtering membranes that could cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce pollution. Their new method, published in Science Advances, mixes machine learning with synthetic ...

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2D sandwich sees molecules with clarity

Researchers adapt 2D 'sandwich' for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

18-May-2020

A sandwich of molybdenum, sulfur and selenium turns out to be deliciously useful for detecting biomolecules. Tests at Rice University's Brown School of Engineering of a two-dimensional Janus compound showed it could be an effective and universal platform for improving the detection of ...

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A new, highly sensitive chemical sensor uses protein nanowires

UMass Amherst team introduces high-performing 'green' electronic sensor

15-May-2020

Writing in the journal NanoResearch, a team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst reports that they have developed bioelectronic ammonia gas sensors that are among the most sensitive ever made. The sensor uses electric-charge-conducting protein nanowires derived from the bacterium Geobacter ...

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Machine learning cracks quantum chemistry conundrum

Artificial intelligence techniques accurately calculate the energy required to make -- or break -- simple molecules

14-May-2020

A new machine learning tool can calculate the energy required to make -- or break -- a molecule with higher accuracy than conventional methods. While the tool can currently only handle simple molecules, it paves the way for future insights in quantum chemistry. "Using machine learning to solve ...

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New structure for promising class of materials discovered

Hollow metal halide perovskite nanocrystals with efficient blue emissions

04-May-2020

Florida State University researchers have discovered a novel structure for organic-inorganic hybrid materials that shows potential for more efficient technologies. Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Biwu Ma and his team have published a new study in the journal Science Advances that explains ...

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A leap in using silicon for battery anodes

Novel nanostructure design lends extraordinary strength to a promising storage ingredient

30-Apr-2020

The same material you'll find at the tip of a pencil--graphite--has long been a key component in today's lithium-ion batteries. As our reliance on these batteries increases, however, graphite-based electrodes are due for an upgrade. For that, scientists are looking to the element at the heart of ...

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Key advance toward production of important biofuel

MOF can efficiently separate biobutanol from the fermentation broth

29-Apr-2020

An international research collaboration has taken an important step toward the commercially viable manufacture of biobutanol, an alcohol whose strong potential as a fuel for gasoline-powered engines could pave the path away from fossil fuels. The key breakthrough is the development of a new metal ...

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New catalyst opens door to more efficient, environmentally friendly ethylene production

Discovery could drastically reduce ethylene production costs

28-Apr-2020

A research team led by North Carolina State University has engineered a new catalyst that can more efficiently convert ethane into ethylene, which is used in a variety of manufacturing processes. The discovery could be used in a conversion process to drastically reduce ethylene production costs ...

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