A biological solution to carbon capture and recycling?
Jan 08, 2018
Scientists at the University of Dundee have discovered that E. coli bacteria could hold the key to an efficient method of capturing and storing or recycling carbon dioxide.
A radical approach to methane oxidation into methanol
Dec 19, 2017
Free radicals don't get the best press. However, while they are known as harmful oxidants in the body, these ultra-reactive chemicals are indispensable in the lab. Radical reactions play a role in key technologies such as ...
Researchers make alcohol out of thin air
Sep 11, 2017
It may sound too good to be true, but TU Delft PhD student Ming Ma has found a way to produce alcohol out of thin air. Or to be more precise, he has found how to effectively and precisely control the process of electroreduction ...
Recruiting manganese to upgrade carbon dioxide
Jul 07, 2017
OIST researchers developed simple catalysts based on Earth-abundant manganese to use carbon dioxide for energy storage or turn it into useful chemicals for the industry.
Yes, stinging nettles sting. But they have many assets too.
May 09, 2017
At a time of year when weeds may be getting the better of you, what sweet revenge it is to turn them into an asset. Eat them!
Researchers develop eco-friendly, 4-in-1 catalyst
Apr 24, 2017
Brown University researchers have developed a new composite catalyst that can perform four separate chemical reactions in sequential order and in one container to produce compounds useful in making a wide range of pharmaceutical ...
New efficient and low-cost method for hydrogenation of graphene with visible light
Oct 06, 2016
An environmentally friendly, efficient and low-cost method for hydrogenation of graphene with visible light has been developed by researchers at Uppsala University and AstraZeneca Gothenburg, Sweden. The research study is ...
New molecular design to get hydrogen-powered cars motoring
Jun 06, 2016
A radical new process that allows hydrogen to be efficiently sourced from liquid formic acid could be one step forward in making the dream of hydrogen-powered cars an economic reality.
Chemists offer more evidence of RNA as the origin of life
May 13, 2016 report
(Phys.org)—A team of chemists at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich has shown how the purines adenine and guanine can be synthesized easily and in reasonable yields, offering more evidence that RNA could have served ...
Carbon dioxide captured from air can be directly converted into methanol fuel
Jan 27, 2016 feature
(Phys.org)—For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that CO2 captured from the air can be directly converted into methanol (CH3OH) using a homogeneous catalyst. The benefits are two-fold: The process removes harmful ...