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chembid Strengthens Management with New CEO

After Evonik joined chembid as an investor at the beginning of the year, the management team has also been expanded

18-Feb-2021

Data is the centerpiece of chembid, the world's largest search engine and market intelligence platform for chemicals. Every day, chembid collects and analyzes millions of product and market data and provides them via the chembid platform as intelligent solutions for buyers and suppliers of ...

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High-tech start-ups benefit from Twitter hype

Study shows correlation between Twitter sentiment and the valuation of start-ups by venture capitalists

18-Feb-2021

The short message service Twitter has played a prominent role in US politics in recent weeks and months and attracted a lot of attention. Even in business, Twitter users' tweets are being closely followed and used as a basis for decision-making. A new study shows that venture capitalists can also ...

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Researchers watch nanomaterials growing in real time

New world record in the temporal resolution achieved using GISAXS, a surface-sensitive scattering technique

17-Feb-2021

For the first time, a team of scientists has succeeded in capturing in real time the first few milliseconds in the life of a gold coating as it forms on a polymer. The team used DESY’s high-brilliance X-ray source PETRA III to observe the earliest stages in the growth of a metal-polymer hybrid ...

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KRAHN Chemie further strengthens presence in Europe by acquiring companies based in Sweden, Great Britain and Spain

17-Feb-2021

The KRAHN Chemie Group, which is part of the globally operating Otto Krahn Group, has acquired majority stakes in six companies from Jollis AB & Partners. “The acquisitions further expand our cooperation with existing top producers geographically but offer interesting new opportunities as well. ...

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Alchemy for aromatics

New solutions for fluorine chemistry

17-Feb-2021

Two new catalysts for aromatics refinement using fluorine compounds and a new fluorine building block are among the results achieved at the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis in Rostock (LIKAT) in the past year. In laboratories around the world, fluorine is considered a hot element when it comes to ...

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Flowers of St. John's Wort serve as green catalyst

Conceptually new and sustainable process registered as a German patent

16-Feb-2021

An interdisciplinary team of scientists from the School of Science at TU Dresden has for the first time used dried flowers of St. John's Wort (genus Hypericum) as an active catalyst in various photochemical reactions. This conceptually new and sustainable process was registered as a German patent ...

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The light side of the Force: Creating a metal with laser light

The conversion to a metal only takes 20 femtoseconds

16-Feb-2021

A group of researchers from the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin have found out that semiconductors can be converted to metals and back more easily and more quickly than previously thought. This discovery may increase the processing speed and ...

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Producing more sustainable hydrogen with composite polymer dots

16-Feb-2021

Hydrogen for energy use can be extracted in an environmentally friendly way from water and sunlight, using photocatalytic composite polymer nanoparticles developed by researchers at Uppsala University. In laboratory tests, these "polymer dots" showed promising performance and stability alike. How ...

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LANXESS signs contract to acquire Emerald Kalama Chemical

Targeted portfolio expansion in the Consumer Protection segment

15-Feb-2021

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is accelerating its growth course and signed a binding agreement to acquire 100 percent shares in Emerald Kalama Chemical on February 14, 2021. The US-based company is a globally leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals, especially for the consumer segment, ...

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Captured lithium

Neutrons show effective lithium and electrolyte distribution in lithium-ion cells

15-Feb-2021

In our smartphones, our computers and in our electric cars: We use rechargeable lithium-ion batteries everywhere. But their capacity drops after a while. Now a German-American research team has investigated the structure and functionality of these batteries using neutron diffraction: They ...

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