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Brookhaven Lab chemists receive patents for fuel-cell catalysts

New catalysts reduce costly platinum use and increase its effectiveness in fuel cells

25-May-2010

Chemists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have received three patents for developing catalysts to accelerate chemical reactions in fuel cells. The newly patented catalysts, as well as a method for making a particular type of catalyst with a thin layer of platinum, ...

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Engineers: Weak laser can ignite nanoparticles, with exciting possibilities

23-Mar-2010

University of Florida engineering researchers have found they can ignite certain nanoparticles using a low-power laser, a development they say opens the door to a wave of new technologies in health care, computing and automotive design. A paper about the research appeared in Nature ...

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Arkema integrates Acrylics assets purchased from Dow

01-Feb-2010

Arkema formally completed its acquisition of Dow's Acrylic Monomers and Acrylic Latex Polymers (UCAR Emulsion Systems) business in North America. Following this acquisition, the Clear Lakes (Texas) Acrylic Monomers production site is being integrated into the existing Acrylics business unit, ...

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DuPont and BASF Announce Settlement

18-Jan-2010

DuPont and BASF Plant Science announced they have reached an agreement on a patent infringement dispute. In June 2009, DuPont and BASF filed suit against each other in U.S. Federal Court in the District of Delaware that sought to enforce intellectual property rights relating to biotechnology ...

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Investment boosts SpheriTech’s growth

07-Jan-2010

SpheriTech received a six-figure investment has come from a financial backer who wishes to remain anonymous. The investor has taken a 20% holding in SpheriTech. Launched as a one-man operation by founder and chief executive Don Wellings, the company has already used the new investment to employ a ...

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China Leads All Nations in Publication of Chemical Patents According to CAS

26-Nov-2009

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) reports that China's patent office is now the world's leading producer of patent invention applications in chemistry. China trailed Japan's patent office, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the United States Patent and Trademark Office ...

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Tiny bubbles clean oil from water

New method targets oil sheen, other pollutants

17-Nov-2009

Small amounts of oil leave a fluorescent sheen on polluted water. Oil sheen is hard to remove, even when the water is aerated with ozone or filtered through sand. Now, a University of Utah engineer has developed an inexpensive new method to remove oil sheen by repeatedly pressurizing and ...

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Arch Chemicals Hires Dr. Alex Valcke as Vice President, Innovation

02-Nov-2009

Dr. Alex Valcke will be joining Arch Chemicals as Vice President, Innovation, effective November 1, 2009 and reporting to Arch Chairman, President and CEO Michael E. Campbell. In this capacity, he will work closely with Arch’s senior management team and its businesses to ensure that Arch is ...

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New molecules created by UC Riverside chemists have wide applications

Guy Bertrand's lab shows metal-free 'abnormal N-heterocyclic carbenes' are stable, allowing their use in numerous catalytic chemical reactions

28-Oct-2009

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have successfully created in the laboratory a class of carbenes, highly reactive molecules, used to make catalysts – substances that facilitate chemical reactions. Until now, chemists believed these carbenes, called "abnormal N-heterocyclic ...

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BASF and Dow Announce Support for New Patent Asset Index

Patent-based indicator provides better measurement of Innovation Strength

14-Oct-2009

BASF SE and The Dow Chemical Company jointly announced their support for the Patent Asset Index, a new methodology that measures research and development (R&D) effectiveness, innovation strength and how these factors lead to sustained competitive advantage. Findings based on 2008 results rank ...

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