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Research Gives New Insight Into Water and Metal Oxide Reactions

Research Gives New Insight Into Water and Metal Oxide Reactions

Metal oxides and water are two of the most common substances in the world yet the chemical reactions which occur when the two meet were not fully understood until now. [More]
Rising Stars in Chemistry to Participate at 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

Rising Stars in Chemistry to Participate at 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

Fifteen rising stars in the field of chemistry will be discussing their work as part of the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. [More]
Redox Hydrogel Can Shield Sensitive Catalysts in Fuel Cells

Redox Hydrogel Can Shield Sensitive Catalysts in Fuel Cells

In a paper published this week in the journal Nature Chemistry, researchers from the Center for Electrochemical Sciences – CES at the Ruhr-University Bochum and from the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim an der Ruhr report a novel concept to work with efficient and possibly cheaper catalysts. [More]
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]