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Sludge-powered bacteria generate more electricity, faster
A new electroactive bacterium could help fuel wastewater treatment reactors. (2020-10-19)
Lego-like assembly of zeolitic membranes improves carbon capture
EPFL chemical engineers have developed a new way to manufacture zeolitic membranes, state-of-the-art materials used for gas separation in harsh conditions. (2020-10-05)
The key to lowering CO2 emissions is made of metal
Researchers at Osaka City University produce malic acid, which contains 4 carbon atoms, through artificial photosynthesis by simply adding metal ions like aluminum and iron. (2020-09-28)
On the road to conductors of the future
Superconducting wires can transport electricity without loss. This would allow for less power production, reducing both costs and greenhouse gasses. (2020-09-14)
Hydrogen vehicles might soon become the global norm
Roughly one billion cars and trucks zoom about the world's roadways. (2020-08-24)
Engaging undergrads remotely with an escape room game
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many universities canceled classes or held them online this spring -- a change likely to continue for many this fall. (2020-08-12)
Bouncing, sticking, exploding viruses: Understanding the surface chemistry of SARS-CoV-2
Better understanding of the surface chemistry of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is needed to reduce transmission and accelerate vaccine design. (2020-08-11)
Sustainable chemistry at the quantum level
University of Pittsburgh Associate Professor John A. Keith is using new quantum chemistry computing procedures to categorize hypothetical electrocatalysts that are ''too slow'' or ''too expensive'', far more thoroughly and quickly than was considered possible a few years ago. (2020-08-05)
New material can generate hydrogen from salt and polluted water
Developed a new 2D material to produce hydrogen, which is the basis of alternative energy. (2020-07-21)
Florida harmful algal blooms produce multiple toxins detrimental to human health
In 2018, cyanobacteria from nutrient-rich waters in Lake Okeechobee were released down the Caloosahatchee river at the same time red tides were gathering along the Florida west coast, potentially exposing coastal residents to a mixture of toxins. (2020-07-20)
FSU news: Scientists discover heavy element chemistry can change at high pressures
An international team of researchers has demonstrated how curium -- element 96 in the periodic table and one of the last that can be seen with the naked eye -- responds to the application of high pressure created by squeezing a sample between two diamonds. (2020-07-15)
Cyanobacteria from Lake Chad analyzed for toxins
Analysis of dried cyanobacterial cakes from Lake Chad show that they are rich in needed amino acids, but some exceed WHO standards for microcystin, a potent liver toxin. (2020-07-14)
Graphene: It is all about the toppings
The way graphene interacts with other materials depends on how these materials are brought into contact with the graphene. (2020-07-08)
Material research: New chemistry for ultra-thin gas sensors
The application of zinc oxide layers in industry is manifold and ranges from the protection of degradable goods to the detection of toxic nitrogen oxide gas. (2020-07-01)
Electrochemical reaction powers new drug discoveries
A Cornell-led collaboration is flipping the switch on traditional synthetic chemistry by using electricity to drive a new chemical reaction that previously stumped chemists who rely on conventional methods. (2020-06-30)
A new view of microscopic interactions
When two cars collide at an intersection -- from opposite directions -- the impact is much different than when two cars -- traveling in the same direction -- 'bump' into each other. (2020-06-30)
Wrapping up hydrophobic hydration
Studied in detail, the embedding of hydrophobic molecules in water looks quite different than previously assumed. (2020-06-29)
Scientists propose strategy for site-selective chiral drug synthesis in living systems
Prof. QU Xiaogang from the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and his colleagues recently presented a novel strategy using a neutrophil-directed ATH reaction to achieve site-selective chiral drug synthesis in living systems. (2020-06-26)
Breaking the limit
University of Freiburg researchers introduce new transition metal carbonyl complexes relevant to textbooks and applications (2020-06-23)
Support drives fate of protected gold nanoclusters as catalysts
In collaboration with experimentalists from Ghent University, Belgium and Utrecht University, Netherlands, researchers at the Nanoscience Center (NSC) at the University of Jyväskylä, have recently discovered that the choice of a support material for model catalysts, made from gold nanoclusters protected by organic molecules, may have drastic effects on the structure of the catalyst. (2020-06-16)
Novel noncovalent bond blocks repulsive odor of isocyanides
Researchers at St. Petersburg State University have developed a method for eliminating the overpoweringly unpleasant odor of isocyanides, an important class of organic compounds. (2020-06-11)
Minority students can become 'hyperpersistent' when they achieve better than middling grades
Scientists report that undergraduate students from underrepresented groups who score below a C- in general chemistry are less likely to persist in STEM classes than their classmates with similar grades, but they are much more likely than their peers to persist if they earn a C+ or better. (2020-06-10)
Innocent and highly oxidizing
Freiburg chemists produce new oxidants as a tool for preparative chemistry (2020-06-03)
CSIC researchers use whole living cells as 'templates' to seek for bioactive molecules
A study performed by researchers at the Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC-CSIC) from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) pioneers the use of whole living cells (human lung adenocarcinoma) in dynamic combinatorial chemistry systems. (2020-05-27)
Nature unveiling herself before science
21st century societal challenges such as demographic developments and an ageing population demand for new functional materials, such as for bone prostheses. (2020-05-19)
New model gives wineries better data from existing tests
WSU scientists present a new model that allows winemakers to get measurements in their wine that previously required difficult, tedious, or expensive testing. (2020-05-18)
Chemistry job seekers face tough outlook during pandemic
Even though it's been over a decade, the 2008 recession and its effects still loom over the chemistry enterprise. (2020-05-13)
Dogs can detect traces of gasoline down to one billionth of a teaspoon
Trained dogs can detect fire accelerants such as gasoline in quantities as small as one billionth of a teaspoon, according to new research by University of Alberta chemists. (2020-05-12)
Discovery of bacterial enzyme activity could lead to new sugar-based drugs
Researchers from DTU have revealed the structure of an enzyme that can convert low-cost sugars into hard-to-produce alpha-GalNAc sugars with therapeutic properties for e.g. cancer drugs. (2020-05-04)
Water replaces toxins: Green production of plastics
A new way to synthesize polymers, called hydrothermal synthesis, can be used to produce important high-performance materials in a way which is much better for the environment. (2020-04-21)
Study finds evidence for existence of elusive 'metabolon'
For more than 40 years, scientists have hypothesized the existence of enzyme clusters, or 'metabolons,' in facilitating various processes within cells. (2020-04-16)
Pushing the limits of 2D supramolecules
Researchers at the University of South Florida have reached a 'world record' in the development of two-dimensional supramolecules. (2020-04-16)
Texas A&M chemists working on drugs To treat COVID-19
In the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Texas A&M University chemist Wenshe Ray Liu and his research team have focused their lab solely on searching for drugs to treat COVID-19. (2020-04-06)
Can soap really 'kill' the coronavirus? (video)
Constantly being told to wash your hands? Us too. So we're diving into the chemistry behind why soap is so effective against viruses like the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. (2020-03-23)
Russian scientists propose new approach to measuring atoms
Today, when new drugs are designed with the help of supercomputers, and electronic devices operate on a nanoscale, it is very important for scientists to understand how neighboring molecules behave towards each other. (2020-03-20)
Access to forbidden rings
Chemists (UNIGE) have now devised a new technique for creating chains of molecular rings that do not use standard chemical interactions but contact with large molecular surfaces that are electron-poor and do not exist in nature. (2020-03-18)
Chemists create new artificial enzyme
Rajeev Prabhakar, a computational chemist at the University of Miami, and his collaborators at the University of Michigan have created a novel, synthetic, three-stranded molecule that functions just like a natural metalloenzyme, or an enzyme that contains metal ions. (2020-03-10)
Solving a mystery in 126 dimensions
One of the fundamental mysteries of chemistry has been solved by Australian scientists - and the result may have implications for future designs of solar cells, organic light-emitting diodes and other next gen technologies. (2020-03-05)
DNA sugars characterised in unprecedented resolution, atom by atom
For the cover of its latest issue the ACS Central Science journal has selected a piece of work conducted by the Spectroscopy Group of the UPV/EHU's Department of Physical Chemistry, and the Biofisika Institute (CSIC - UPV/EHU). (2020-03-04)
'Triangle 2' plastic containers may see environmental makeover
Cornell chemists can demonstrate how to make high-density polyethylene with better control over polymer chain lengths, which allows for improvement over physical properties such as processability and strength, according to research published Dec. (2020-03-04)
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