Light-driven reaction converts carbon dioxide into fuel
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Duke University researchers have developed tiny nanoparticles that help convert carbon dioxide into methane using only ultraviolet light as an energy source.
Scientists discover how essential methane catalyst is made
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New ways to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into methane gas for energy use are a step closer after scientists discovered how bacteria make a component that facilitates the process.
Study says drugs could be developed cheaper and faster
17 hours ago
Chemists at the University of Waterloo, SCIEX and Pfizer have discovered a new way to help the pharmaceutical industry identify and test new drugs, which could revolutionize drug development, and substantially reduce the ...
Critters, plants and waste offer a more sustainable supply of catalysts
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From earthworm guts to mining waste, scientists are exploring a wide range of new sources of catalysts that could help us make medicines, fuels and electronics in a more sustainable way. The cover story in Chemical & Engineering ...
Antimicrobial substances identified in Komodo dragon blood
19 hours ago
In a land where survival is precarious, Komodo dragons thrive despite being exposed to scads of bacteria that would kill less hardy creatures. Now in a study published in the Journal of Proteome Research, scientists report ...
How proteins find one another
20 hours ago
Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have been studying two proteins that play a vital role in many bodily processes. The aim of the research was to establish how G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and ...
B3NO2 ring system serves as a versatile catalyst for amide bond formation
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(Phys.org)—Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, such as graphene, have several potential uses as its π-conjugated structure lends itself to high stability and conductivity. Researchers are interested in exploring polycyclic ...
Scientists develop cell-analysis method much faster than robotic workstations
23 hours ago
Researchers at the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences have collaborated with colleagues from other research institutions and created a microfluidic system for ultra-high-performance screening ...
Using kinetics, not temperature, to make ceramic coatings
Feb 22, 2017
Researcher Pylin Sarobol explains an elegant process for ultrafine-grained ceramic coatings in a somewhat inelegant way: sub-micron particles splatting onto a surface.
Chemists reveal novel biocatalysts for bioactive alkaloid synthesis
Feb 21, 2017
Alkaloids are natural nitrogen-containing compounds produced by plants and microbes. These molecules, such as morphine and quinine, are important human medicines. Alkaloids are typically polycyclic in nature. While the polycyclic ...