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New Aluminum Analysis Method Could Help Develop Efficient Coagulants for Water Treatment

New Aluminum Analysis Method Could Help Develop Efficient Coagulants for Water Treatment

A Kobe University research group including Associate Professor Maki Hideshi (Center for Environmental Management), PhD candidate Sakata Genki (Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, currently employed at Central Glass Co., Ltd.) and Professor Mizuhata Minoru (Graduate School of Engineering) have developed a new analysis method that uses magnetic fields to quickly and accurately measure the concentration of aluminum used to purify tap water. [More]
Korean Research Team Highlights Importance of Clostridium Tyrobutyricum in Industrial Applications

Korean Research Team Highlights Importance of Clostridium Tyrobutyricum in Industrial Applications

Clostridium tyrobutyricum, a Gram-positive, anaerobic spore-forming bacterium, is considered a promising industrial host strain for the production of various chemicals including butyric acid which has many applications in different industries such as a precursor to biofuels. [More]
Scientists Explore Molecular Explosions Using New X-ray Method

Scientists Explore Molecular Explosions Using New X-ray Method

With the onset of the summer blockbuster season, many fast-paced action films are expected to be released. A team of researchers have released a new kind of movie that portrays atomic-level explosions and provides scientists with new insights about X-ray-molecule interaction. [More]
Researchers Use Espresso Machines for Complex Chemistry Experiments

Researchers Use Espresso Machines for Complex Chemistry Experiments

Chemists are generally known to frequently visit the espresso machine while conducting late-night experiments, but until recently these trips were only undertaken for the caffeine boost. [More]
Researchers Demonstrate Alternative Manufacturing Method for Succinic Acid

Researchers Demonstrate Alternative Manufacturing Method for Succinic Acid

Today’s chemical industry is based on oil, because many chemical products originate from oil and its components. Products ranging from solvents to medication, plastics to detergents and crop protection products are all based on oil. Due to the limitations in the number of oil reserves, scientists are now searching for new techniques to produce these products from sustainable materials. [More]
Simple Chemical Treatment Could Help Create Hydrogen-Evolution Electrocatalyst

Simple Chemical Treatment Could Help Create Hydrogen-Evolution Electrocatalyst

The 2015 movie “The Martian” shows how a stranded astronaut, Matt Damon, attempts to create lifesaving water using the chemistry of rocket fuel, hydrogen and hydrazine, and almost blows himself up. However, if the process is turned around with the help of hydrazine, hydrogen can be produced from water by simply altering the semiconductor’s conductivity. This breakthrough has great potential for electronics and energy applications. [More]
University of Oregon Chemists Synthesize Stable and Long-Lasting Carbon-Based Molecule

University of Oregon Chemists Synthesize Stable and Long-Lasting Carbon-Based Molecule

University of Oregon chemists have synthesized a stable and long-lasting carbon-based molecule that, they say, potentially could be applicable in solar cells and electronic devices. [More]
Ca’ Foscari Researchers Synthesize Green Reagent for Laboratories Worldwide

Ca’ Foscari Researchers Synthesize Green Reagent for Laboratories Worldwide

Ca’ Foscari has synthesized a molecule that is available to all laboratories worldwide. The “Perosa-Selva-Noè vinylation reagent” molecule, named after the Ca’ Foscari scientists who found it, is currently listed in the Sigma-Aldrich catalogue, a leading supplier of R&D chemicals in the world. [More]
New Catalytic Tool Could Lead to Better, More Effective Strategy Against Cancer

New Catalytic Tool Could Lead to Better, More Effective Strategy Against Cancer

Bioorthogonal chemistry can be considered as a tactful concierge or valet that guides two global leaders to a confidential meeting without creating any sound or difficulty on the way. [More]
Advances in Lithium-Rich Cathodes Show Promise for Higher Capacity Batteries

Advances in Lithium-Rich Cathodes Show Promise for Higher Capacity Batteries

“Lithium-rich” cathode, which contains more lithium than the usual cathode, is the new material of interest for developing a better lithium-ion battery. Though this battery has higher energy density, researchers do not have a clear idea about the chemical process involved, particularly about the role of oxygen. [More]