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Novel Two-Step Catalytic Process Converts Waste Carbon Dioxide into Syngas

Novel Two-Step Catalytic Process Converts Waste Carbon Dioxide into Syngas

Scientists from the University of Illinois at Chicago have synthesized a catalyst that improves their system for converting waste carbon dioxide into syngas, a precursor of gasoline and other energy-rich products, bringing the process closer to commercial viability. [More]
BASF Breaks Ground on €90 Million R&D Expansion in China

BASF Breaks Ground on €90 Million R&D Expansion in China

BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, today broke ground on the second phase of its Innovation Campus Asia Pacific at its Pudong site in Shanghai, China. [More]
AACC 2014: BIT Group to Highlight Newest In-Vitro Diagnostic Instrumentation Technology

AACC 2014: BIT Group to Highlight Newest In-Vitro Diagnostic Instrumentation Technology

BIT Group, with global team representatives from the US, China, Japan, Germany and France, will be exhibitors at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) in Chicago, Illinois on July 27-July 31. [More]
CB&I and Clariant's Polypropylene Catalyst Production Plant on Schedule to Begin Production

CB&I and Clariant's Polypropylene Catalyst Production Plant on Schedule to Begin Production

CB&I and Clariant announced today its new Ziegler-Natta (ZN) polypropylene catalyst production plant in Louisville, Kentucky, is on schedule to begin production in 2015. The plant is part of a long-term strategic partnership between Clariant's Catalysts business unit and CB&I's Lummus Novolen Technology business. [More]
Novel Method Improves Catalysis of Water-Splitting Reactions for Storing Wind and Solar Energy

Novel Method Improves Catalysis of Water-Splitting Reactions for Storing Wind and Solar Energy

Scientists at EPFL have developed a method for improving the catalysis of water-splitting reactions used for storing wind and solar energy. The method chemically peels off the outermost surface of a catalyst, thereby maximizing its active surface for the reaction. [More]
ANGUS’ Multifunctional Paint Additive Receives EPA’s Volatile Organic Compound-Exempt Status

ANGUS’ Multifunctional Paint Additive Receives EPA’s Volatile Organic Compound-Exempt Status

ANGUS Chemical Company today announced that AMP, a multifunctional specialty chemical that’s widely used in latex paint formulations, is no longer classified as a volatile organic compound (VOC) under a final rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. [More]
Simple, Inexpensive Test to Detect Fake Malaria Drugs

Simple, Inexpensive Test to Detect Fake Malaria Drugs

Chemists and students in science and engineering at Oregon State University have created a new type of chemical test, or assay, that's inexpensive, simple, and can tell whether or not one of the primary drugs being used to treat malaria is genuine – an enormous and deadly problem in the developing world. [More]
Neutron Crystallography Helps Solve Mystery of Ferryl Heme Compound I Structure

Neutron Crystallography Helps Solve Mystery of Ferryl Heme Compound I Structure

The controversy centres around a family of enzymes known as heme enzymes, due to the presence of a heme group in their active site. At the centre of the heme cofactor is an iron (Fe) atom, which becomes oxidised (ferryl) when a reacting heme is in an intermediate state called Compound I. [More]
Kemira Reaches Preliminary Agreement to Acquire AkzoNobel's Paper Chemicals Business

Kemira Reaches Preliminary Agreement to Acquire AkzoNobel's Paper Chemicals Business

Kemira has reached a preliminary agreement to acquire AkzoNobel's global paper chemicals business. The parties will also enter into a distribution agreement for AkzoNobel's colloidal silica business for retention and drainage applications for the paper industry. [More]
New Grade of High-Purity Laboratory Acids Optimized for Trace Metal Analysis from Avantor

New Grade of High-Purity Laboratory Acids Optimized for Trace Metal Analysis from Avantor

Avantor™ Performance Materials, a global manufacturer of performance materials and chemicals, has launched a new grade of high-purity laboratory acids optimized for trace metal analysis and designed to meet the needs of customers in environmental, food, quality control and other testing applications. [More]