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Methane fuel cells

Finally, a Robust Fuel Cell that Runs on Methane at Practical...

Fuel cells have not been particularly known for their practicality and affordability, but that may have just changed. There’s a new cell that runs...
catalysts

A Catalytic Support Material Takes a Leading Role

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, in collaboration with DOE’s Ames Laboratory, have reported an important and unexpected reaction...
catalystvideo

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...
oxygen photosynthesis

Making the Oxygen We Breathe, a Photosynthesis Mechanism Exposed

Arguably, the greatest fueler of life on our planet is photosynthesis, but understanding its labyrinthine chemistry, powered by sunlight, is challenging. Researchers recently illuminated...
recyclable polymer

‘Infinitely’ Recyclable Polymer Shows Practical Properties of Plastics

The world fell in love with plastics because they’re cheap, convenient, lightweight and long-lasting. For these same reasons, plastics are now trashing the Earth. Colorado...
nitrogen

New Process Could Slash Energy Demands of Fertilizer, Nitrogen-Based Chemicals

Manufacturers currently make fertilizer, pharmaceuticals and other industrial chemicals by pulling nitrogen from the air and combining it with hydrogen. Nitrogen gas is plentiful,...
catalyst

New Catalyst for Hydrogen Production Is a Step Toward Clean Fuel

A nanostructured composite material developed at UC Santa Cruz has shown impressive performance as a catalyst for the electrochemical splitting of water to produce...
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A Catalyst for Change in Chemical Etching

Metal-assisted chemical etching, or ‘MacEtch’, is used to fabricate a range of nanostructures, but damaging movements of the catalyst during vertical etching processes hamper its wider...
solar fuels

UT Boosts Efficiency of Solar Fuels Using Microwires

Researchers around the world are working on the development of solar fuel technology. This involves generating sustainable fuels using only sunlight, CO2 and water,...
catalyst

New Arylation Inducing Reaction Developed

KAIST researchers have identified a reaction mechanism that selectively introduces aryl groups at the desired position of a molecule at room temperature. A team,...
cancer

Cancer Targeted with Reusable ‘Stinging Nettle’ Treatment

Cancer cells killed more effectively and selectively with a new approach, using a substance found in stinging nettles & ants – new University...
colorectal cancer, catalyst, clinical guidelines, Fasting Glucose, eye disease, bone metabolism, chronic diseases, antibiotic

New Catalyst for Making Fuels from Shale Gas

Methane in shale gas can be turned into hydrocarbon fuels using an innovative platinum and copper alloy catalyst, according to new research led by...
nitrates

Rice U.’s One-Step Catalyst Turns Nitrates into Water and Air

Engineers at Rice University’s Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center have found a catalyst that cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them...
balancing

A Catalytic Balancing Act

Balance forms the foundation for a happy life or a healthy diet. For scientists working to design new catalysts to create renewable energy, balancing...
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A Catalyst for Change in Chemical Etching

Metal-assisted chemical etching, or ‘MacEtch’, is used to fabricate a range of nanostructures, but damaging movements of the catalyst during vertical etching processes hamper its wider...
catalysts

New Catalyst Meets Challenge of Cleaning Exhaust from Modern Engines

As cars become more fuel-efficient, less heat is wasted in the exhaust, which makes it harder to clean up the pollutants that are emitted....
hydrogen

Superior Hydrogen Catalyst Just Grows That Way

Replacing your everyday gas guzzler with a hydrogen fueled car could drastically reduce your carbon footprint. So why don’t we all make the switch? One...
methanol

Researchers Discover Breakthrough Process for Directly Converting Methane to Methanol

The direct oxidation of methane—found in natural gas—into methanol at low temperatures has long been a holy grail. Now, researchers at Tufts have found...
polymer

Making Polymer Chemistry Click

The Science By using resources and expertise at the Molecular Foundry, researchers from the Scripps Research Institute developed a new chemical process to create polymers...
catalysts

Researchers Compare ‘New’ and ‘Aged’ Catalytic Converter at the Nanoscale Level

Diesel vehicles today emit far fewer pollutants than older vehicles, thanks to a zeolite (hydrous silicate) catalytic converter that was invented around 10 years...