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Stabilization of the borafluorene anion with carbenes
The incorporation of boron into polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon systems leads to interesting chromophoric and fluorescing materials for optoelectronics, including organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDS) and field-effect transistors, as well as polymer-based sensors. In the journal Angewandte ...
The secret to making clothing practically indestructible could be the same thing that makes us grow out of it: sugar. A new discovery from the University of Virginia School of Medicine reveals how sugars could be used to make almost indestructible cloth and other materials. Nature figured it out ...
It's like the Superman of viruses, astonishingly tough and able to survive in an environment that would dissolve flesh and bone. And now scientists have unlocked the secrets of its indestructibility, potentially allowing them to harness its remarkable properties to create super-durable materials ...
Despite the potential for powering the world with energy from the sun - the most abundant source of renewable energy - only about 1 percent of the world's energy production currently comes through solar cell technology. That's because solar cells are expensive to produce and are susceptible to ...
A gold ketenylidene species (Au2=C=C=O) has been identified as a key intermediate in the partial oxidation of acetic acid over a gold/TiO2 catalyst – a reaction that could have important consequences for environmentally friendly organic synthesis. Gold and TiO2 both play a part in the catalysis, ...
Mention catalyst and most people will think of the catalytic converter, an emissions control device in the exhaust system of automobiles that reduces pollution. But catalysts are used for a broad variety of purposes, including the conversion of petroleum and renewable resources into fuel, as well ...
Scientists to explore chemical reactions in extreme conditions
A new research center combining the tools of chemistry and astronomy will use the unique laboratory of interstellar space to free the study of basic chemistry from the restrictive bonds of Earth. The Center for Chemistry of the Universe will allow scientists to explore new types of chemical ...
Thermo Electron Corporation has concluded a licensing agreement with the University of Virginia for Electron Transfer Dissociation (ETD), an new ion fragmentation technology that provides sequence information not available from conventional methods currently in use on ion trap mass ...