Nanomembranes with pore molecules for efficient filtration
A team from Bielefeld University, Queen Mary University of London, Imperial College London (both United Kingdom) and Northwestern University in Evanston (USA) have produced a new breed of polymer nanomembranes with aligned supramolecular macrocycle molecules. These new nanomembranes demonst ... more
Photosynthesis-inspired process makes commodity chemicals
Northwestern University chemists have taken inspiration from plants to revolutionize the way an important industrial chemical is made.
In a first for the field, the Northwestern team used light and water to convert acetylene into ethylene, a widely used, highly valuable chemical that is a k ... more
Step toward a Circular Economy?
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is one of the most common plastics. Discarded PET most often ends up in landfills or in the environment because the rate of recycling remains low. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, a research team has now reported a zirconium-based metal–organic framework ma ... more