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New type of sensor material developed

29-Mar-2017

Hokkaido University scientists have succeeded in developing a nickel complex that changes color and magnetism when exposed to methanol vapor. The new material can potentially be used not only as a chemical sensor, but also with future rewritable memory devices. The phenomenon of color changes in ...

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Nobel Prize winner of 1994 George Andrew Olah dies at 89

10-Mar-2017

Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate George Olah died on March 8th at the age of 89 years. He had a major influence on the field of hydrocarbon chemistry. He made oil refinig more effective and opened the way of cleaner gasoline. He also contributed to modern drug discovery. “Distinguished Professor ...

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Chemoselective acetalization by a bifuncional cerium phosphate catalyst

01-Mar-2017

Acid-base bifunctional catalysts exhibit wide applicability for atom-efficient functional group transformation, tandem reactions, and asymmetric synthesis. In heterogeneous catalysis, the acid-base properties of metal-oxide-based materials have been extensively studied. Nevertheless, it is ...

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Enhancing fuel cell performance with graphene

Exploiting the usage of 2 D crystals in methanol fuel cells

17-Jan-2017

Scientists from the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, in the University of Manchester have come up with a way to utilize 2D materials in an actual operating direct methanol fuel cell. They have shown that the addition of single layer graphene by Chemical vapour deposition, on ...

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How solvent molecules cooperate in reactions

10-Oct-2016

Molecules from the solvent environment that at first glance seem to be uninvolved can be essential for chemical reactions. This has been shown by researchers studying the formation of an ether in pure solvents and in their mixtures. They explained the underlying mechanisms in detail using ...

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Scientists unravel how natural gas is converted into methanol at room temperature

16-Sep-2016

Twenty years after the technique was developed, scientists at KU Leuven and Stanford University have unravelled the mechanism behind the direct conversion process of natural gas into methanol at room temperature. This discovery will have major consequences for the future use of methanol in ...

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Simulating complex catalysts key to making cheap, powerful fuel cells

11-Aug-2016

Using a unique combination of advanced computational methods, University of Wisconsin-Madison chemical engineers have demystified some of the complex catalytic chemistry in fuel cells -- an advance that brings cost-effective fuel cells closer to reality. "Understanding reaction mechanisms is the ...

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Ring of complex organic molecules around newborn star discovered

01-Jul-2016

Astronomers have long known that organic molecules form in diffuse gas clouds floating between stars. It is thought that as the Solar System formed 4.6 billion years ago, some of these organic molecules were transported from interstellar space to the planet forming disk. Later, these molecules ...

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New 3-D printed polymer can convert methane to methanol

17-Jun-2016

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have combined biology and 3-D printing to create the first reactor that can continuously produce methanol from methane at room temperature and pressure. The team removed enzymes from methanotrophs, bacteria that eat methane, and mixed them with ...

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Profitable End of Sanctions: Ceresana Analyzes the Petrochemical Industry of the Iran for the First Time

01-Apr-2016

In January 2016, the United Nations and the European Union abolished numerous sanctions against the Iran: A country with more than 75 million consumers returns to the global market now; business relations are normalizing step by step. All industries can profit thereof, especially the ...

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