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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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A chemical embrace from the perfect host

01-Apr-2020

An industrial process that currently consumes vast amounts of energy in petrochemical plants around the globe could be replaced by an alternative process so efficient that it requires no heating or elevated pressure. Niveen Khashab from KAUST's Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center and ...

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Metal-organic frameworks can separate gases despite the presence of water

28-Feb-2020

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are promising materials for inexpensive and less energy-intensive gas separation even in the presence of impurities such as water. Experimental analyses of the performance of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for the separation of propane and propene under real-world ...

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New Separation Science Slam exceeds all expectations

28-Jun-2019

On June 18, 2019, the 48th HPLC Conference (University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy) played host to the debut of the Separation Science Slam, sponsored by KNAUER, Merck and The Analytical Scientist. Six scientists under the age of 35 were given the opportunity to present their scientific work ...

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‘Chemputer’ promises app-controlled revolution for drug production

03-Dec-2018

A radical new method of producing drug molecules, which uses downloadable blueprints to easily and reliably synthesise organic chemicals via a programmable ‘chemputer’, could be set to democratise the pharmaceutical industry, scientists say. In a new paper published online in the journal Science, ...

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Crystals that clean natural gas

31-Oct-2018

Removing the troublesome impurities of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and carbon dioxide (CO2) from natural gas could become simpler and more effective using a metal-organic framework (MOF) developed at KAUST. Upgrading natural gas in this way could help Saudi Arabia to make greater and cleaner use of ...

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Making plastic production more energy efficient - with MOFs

30-Oct-2018

An innovative filtering material may soon reduce the environmental cost of manufacturing plastic. Created by a team including scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the advance can extract the key ingredient in the most common form of plastic from a mixture of ...

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A computational method for designing a new type of 2D carbons

16-Aug-2018

Zeolites are porous minerals that occur both naturally but also are being synthesized artificially. Because of their stability and durability, they are used in industrial water purification, catalysis, adsorption, and even in blood-clotting powders (e.g. QuickClot used by the US military). A ...

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New carbon could signal step-change for the world's most popular batteries

27-Jun-2018

Scientists have created a new type of carbon that could make the batteries in our phones, tablet computers and laptops safer, more powerful, quicker to charge and longer lasting. An international team of researchers, led by Lancaster University and Jilin University in China, have announced the ...

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MOF material offers selective, reversible and repeatable capture of toxic atmospheric gas

13-Jun-2018

Led by the University of Manchester, an international team of scientists has developed a metal-organic framework material (MOF) that exhibits a selective, fully reversible and repeatable capability to remove nitrogen dioxide gas from the atmosphere in ambient conditions. This discovery, confirmed ...

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