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New chemical catalysts are less expensive, more sustainable
Yale University chemists have helped develop a family of new chemical catalysts that are expected to lower the cost and boost the sustainability of the production of chemical compounds used by a number of industries. (2015-05-18)

Metal-mining bacteria are green chemists
Microbes could soon be used to convert metallic wastes into high-value catalysts for generating clean energy, say scientists writing in the September issue of Microbiology. (2010-09-01)

Brown chemists create more efficient palladium fuel cell catalysts
Two Brown University chemists have overcome a challenge to fuel cell reactions using palladium catalysts. The scientists produced palladium nanoparticles with about 40 percent greater active surface area than commercially available palladium particles, and the nanoparticles remain intact four times longer. Results appear in the online edition of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. (2009-03-19)

Palladium and platinum an easier find with Pitt researcher's detection method
Multipurpose metal used in cars, medicine and alternative energy production detected in one hour, researcher explains in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. (2007-09-22)

Tiny particles could solve billion-dollar problem
New research from Rice University's Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology finds that nanoparticles of gold and palladium are the most effective catalysts yet identified for remediation of one of the nation's most pervasive and troublesome groundwater pollutants, trichloroethene or TCE. The research, conducted by engineers at Rice and the Georgia Institute of Technology, will appear next month in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, a publication of the American Chemical Society. (2005-02-23)

A chemist from RUDN developed a green catalyst for pharmaceutical and industrial chemistry
Many production facilities (e.g. plastic manufacturers, pharma companies, and others) use nanocatalysts that contain palladium--an expensive component that is not sustainably produced. A chemist from RUDN University found a way to reduce palladium consumption and to make its manufacture more eco-friendly. He developed a catalyst based on a substance that comes from plant waste. Using his invention, manufacturers could cut palladium consumption in half. Moreover, new catalysts can be reused multiple times without any decrease in efficiency (2020-09-04)

'Green' catalysis technique aims to boost pharmaceutical manufacturing efficiency
About 70 percent of pharmaceuticals are manufactured using palladium-driven catalytic processes that are either fast or efficient -- but not both. Researchers have now developed a green chemistry method that combines aspects of both processes to improve efficiency at a minimal cost of processing time. (2018-02-14)

Copper will replace toxic palladium and expensive platinum in the synthesis of medications
Chemists of Ural Federal University with colleagues from India proved the effectiveness of copper nanoparticles as a catalyst on the example of analysis of 48 organic synthesis reactions. One of the advantages of the catalyst is its insolubility in traditional organic solvents. This makes copper nanoparticles a valuable alternative to heavy metal catalysts, for example palladium, which is currently used for the synthesis of many pharmaceuticals and is toxic for cells. (2017-12-05)

Chemists from RUDN University used crab shells to improve palladium catalysts
?hemists from RUDN University synthesized soluble biopolymers based on chitin from crab shells. Together with palladium, they form effective catalysts for organic reactions, and their nanoparticles can be re-used over ten times. (2020-12-14)

Editorial expression of concern for paper by Gugliotti et al.
The report 'RNA-Mediated Metal-Metal Bond Formation in the Synthesis of Hexagonal Palladium Nanoparticles' by Lina A. Gugliotti et al. published online in the May 7, 2004, issue of Science reported using a complex mix of RNA and water to create crystals of palladium. (2016-01-21)

Benign by design
Bruce Lipschutz and his team have discovered an ecofriendly catalyst for a certain type of precious metal-mediated chemical reaction. (2015-09-22)

Test identifies toxic platinum and palladium without time-consuming sample pretreatment
The painstaking process of detecting toxic species of platinum and palladium mixed in with the form of platinum essential to certain pharmaceuticals could be reduced to one simple step, University of Pittsburgh researchers report in the Nov. 14 online edition of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. (2008-11-14)

New catalyst could improve biofuels production
Washington State University researchers have developed a new catalyst that could lead to making biofuels cheaply and more efficiently. Led by Voiland Distinguished Professor Yong Wang, the researchers mixed inexpensive iron with a tiny amount of rare palladium to make the catalyst. (2014-10-16)

Simple and cost-effective extraction of rare metals from industrial waste
Researchers from Kanazawa University developed a protocol to efficiently purify palladium and silver ions from industrial waste, and convert the ions into pure metallic elements. This will help increase global stock of valuable elements that are widely needed yet in scarce supply. (2020-12-18)

Pouring fire on fuels at the nanoscale
Nanoparticles with armor improve energy harvests from fuel cells. (2015-08-07)

'Yanking' chemical bonds with molecular wires speeds reactions
Using a chain of molecules as an infinitesimal lanyard to tug on a chemical bond about to break, Duke University chemists have found they can speed a complex chemical reaction. (2006-03-14)

Peanut-shaped nanostructures
Tiny acorns that fuse together in pairs to form miniature peanuts -- Japanese researchers have succeeded in producing peanut-shaped nanoparticles comprised of two different sulfur-containing substances. The ends of the (2007-02-22)

Boosting solid state chemical reactions
Adding olefin enables efficient solvent-free cross-coupling reactions, leading to environmentally friendly syntheses of a wide range of organic materials. (2019-02-10)

The dance of the atoms
Taking pictures of individual atoms allows scientists at the Vienna University of Technology to find out how catalysts behave and how atoms on a surface tend to ball together. For the first time, this clustering effect can be directly observed. In catalysts, this effect is a serious problem: Once the atoms cluster, they are not catalytically active any more. Especially when expensive materials such as gold, platinum or palladium are used, this leads to a huge waste of material and money. (2013-06-10)

Yale prostate cancer study shows newer implant therapy has fewer side-effects, could lead to better treatment outcomes
A Yale study of complication rates from two radiation implant therapies for prostate cancer shows that the newer therapy, Palladium-103, has fewer long-term side effects than Iodine- 125, an older, more commonly prescribed therapy. (1999-10-28)

Palladium catalysts can do it
Palladium catalysts help synthesize key chemicals for many industries. However, direct reaction of two basic reagents, aryl halides and alkyllithium compounds, remains a challenge. Now, a team of scientists have found that a catalyst containing YPhos-type ligands can mediate this reaction even at room temperature. This discovery may contribute to the development of more sustainable processes in the chemical industry, the authors write in the journal Angewandte Chemie. (2020-10-09)

New, simplified technique makes light metallic nanofoam
A simple method for manufacturing extremely low-density palladium nanofoams could help advance hydrogen storage technologies, reports a new study from UC Davis. (2017-11-02)

Dual X-Ray Technique Analyzes Structure Of Dental Alloys
Researchers at Ohio State University have employed a combination of two X-ray techniques to discover new information about the structure of oxide layers on dental alloys. With this knowledge, manufacturers of alloys for crowns, bridges, and other dental restorations can explore stronger dental materials. (1998-09-01)

Precious metal flecks could be catalyst for better cancer therapies
Tiny extracts of a precious metal used widely in industry could play a vital role in new cancer therapies. (2019-09-09)

Overcoming brittleness: New insights into bulk metallic glass
Berkeley Lab researchers have found a bulk metallic glass based on palladium that's as strong as the best composite bulk metallic glasses and comparable to steel, aluminum and titanium. (2013-11-15)

Siberian chemists have improved hydrogen sensors
A group of scientists from the Siberian Federal University (SFU, Krasnoyarsk, Russia) and the Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (NIIC, Novosibirsk, Russia) combined the useful properties of metal phthalocyanines and palladium membranes in order to create active layers in hydrogen detectors. This operation significantly increases the sensitivity of the sensors. The study is reported in the journals Dyes and Pigments and International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. (2018-01-17)

Metal implants may cut chemotherapy side effects, study suggests
Cancer patients could one day experience fewer side effects from chemotherapy following a discovery from University of Edinburgh researchers that opens the door for more targeted treatments. (2014-02-13)

Stardust from red giants
Some of the Earth's building material was stardust from red giants, researchers from ETH Zurich have established. They can also explain why the Earth contains more of this stardust than the asteroids or the planet Mars, which are farther from the sun. (2019-12-10)

SibFU scientists discovered material that can make solar cells more efficient
Researchers at Siberian Federal University, together with colleagues from the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden), discovered new properties of material based on palladium, which can increase the performance of solar cells. (2019-07-31)

Efficient, eco-friendly production of fine chemicals
Chemical engineers from ETH Zurich developed a new catalyst for forming a bond between two carbon atoms in a cost-effective and eco-friendly way. This technology could soon make its way into industry. (2018-06-25)

The sweet smell of nano-success
Scientists at Lehigh University and Cardiff University, reporting in Science magazine, use one of the world's most powerful electron microscopes to map the chemical structure of a nanoparticle that is the active component of a new, environmentally friendly catalyst. The catalyst promotes the oxidation of primary alcohols to aldehydes, which is important to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries and to the manufacture of perfumes and flavorings. (2006-01-27)

Researchers discover a way to significantly reduce the production costs of fuel cells
Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have developed a new and significantly cheaper method of manufacturing fuel cells. A noble metal nanoparticle catalyst for fuel cells is prepared using atomic layer deposition. (2011-12-20)

Palladium-gold nanoparticles clean TCE a billion times faster than iron filings
In the first side-by-side tests of a half-dozen palladium- and iron-based catalysts for cleaning up the carcinogen TCE, Rice University scientists have found that palladium destroys TCE far faster than iron -- up to a billion times faster in some cases. (2012-06-27)

Good vibrations: Using piezoelectricity to ensure hydrogen sensor sensitivity
Researchers at Osaka University developed a new method that uses piezoelectric resonance to improve the manufacture of highly sensitive hydrogen sensors. By optimizing the gaps between palladium nanoparticles in the devices, they were able to increase the sensitivity by a factor of 12 over palladium nanoparticles fabricated by previous methods. The work in this study is important for the development of new sensing devices that are capable of detecting hydrogen at low concentration. (2019-05-22)

Platinum nanocatalyst could aid drugmakers
Nanoparticles combining platinum and gold act as superefficient catalysts, but chemists have struggled to create them in an industrially useful form. In the Sept. 1 issue of the German scientific journal Angewandte Chemie, Rice University chemists report making a plastic-coated gold-platinum nanorod that can be used in the organic solvents favored by chemical and drug manufacturers. Tests reveal that the polymer-functionalized particles have nearly 100 percent catalytic selectivity for the hydrogenation of terminal olefins. (2009-08-31)

Researchers identify cheaper, greener biofuels processing catalyst
Fuels that are produced from nonpetroleum-based biological sources may become greener and more affordable, thanks to research performed at the University of Illinois' Prairie Research Institute that examines the use of a processing catalyst made from palladium metal and bacteria. (2017-08-25)

A new therapy without side effects could improve dramatically chemotherapy
This significant progress -- based on nanotechnology -- has been achieved by researchers of the universities of Granada, Edimbourgh and Kebangsaan (Malaisie). This therapy is based on the encapsulation of a catalyst (palladium) into microspheres, to synthesize artificial materials or activate drugs into human cells, thus avoiding any toxicity. (2011-07-19)

Hydrogen sensors are faster, more sensitive
The same kind of chemical coating used to shed rainwater from aircraft and automobile windows also dramatically enhances the sensitivity and reaction time of hydrogen sensors. Hydrogen sensor technology is a critical component for safety and other practical concerns in the proposed hydrogen economy. For example, hydrogen sensors will detect leaks from hydrogen powered cars and fueling stations long before the gas becomes an explosive hazard. (2005-05-26)

Brown chemists report promising advance in fuel-cell technology
Chemists at Brown University have come up with a promising advance in fuel-cell technology. The team has demonstrated that a nanoparticle with a palladium core and an iron-platinum shell outperforms commercially available pure-platinum catalysts and lasts longer. The finding, reported in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, could move fuel cells a step closer to reality. (2010-05-24)

A milestone in ultrafast gel fabrication
Alexander von Humboldt research fellow Ran Du opens up new space for both fundamental and application-orientated studies for noble metal gels and other systems at TU Dresden. (2020-03-20)

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