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The Department of Chemistry of Bloomfield College Uses the Magritek Benchtop Spinsolve to Teach Students How to Apply NMR for Their Future Laboratory Career

The Department of Chemistry of Bloomfield College Uses the Magritek Benchtop Spinsolve to Teach Students How to Apply NMR for Their Future Laboratory Career

Magritek, a leading provider of compact NMR and MRI instruments, reports on the use of their Spinsolve Benchtop NMR spectrometer in the teaching of practical chemistry to students at Bloomfield College in New Jersey. [More]
Automated Controlled Laboratory Reactor

Automated Controlled Laboratory Reactor

Designed by chemists, Asynt ReactoMate Controlled Laboratory Reactor (CLR) systems enable precise control of reaction variables, simple manipulation of vessels and connected apparatus, and the safest possible working conditions. [More]
Researchers Imitate Principles of Nature to Wind Up Molecules into Screw-Shaped Structures

Researchers Imitate Principles of Nature to Wind Up Molecules into Screw-Shaped Structures

Artificial molecules are like sheets of paper. Chemists can fold them into specific shapes. Transferring the shape of one molecule to another, however, poses a significant challenge. [More]
Advances in Synthetic Biochemistry Could Lead to Biofuel Production

Advances in Synthetic Biochemistry Could Lead to Biofuel Production

A team of biochemists from UCLA have created a method to convert sugar into a range of useful chemical compounds, without the use of cells. These chemical compounds could potentially be applied in the manufacture of new pharmaceuticals and biofuels. [More]
First Instance of Using Anion Receptor to Improve Selectivity for Cation

First Instance of Using Anion Receptor to Improve Selectivity for Cation

Atomic charges in chemical solutions are like Switzerland—they strive for neutrality. The tendency to balance charges drives dynamics when charged atoms or molecules, called ions, are present in solutions. Recently, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have found new ways to influence selectivity for specific positively charged ions (cations) with the addition of simple receptors, not for cations but rather for negatively charged ions (anions). [More]
Birmingham University Researchers Effectively Analyze Complex Motor Oil Composition Using Markes’ New Select-eV Technology

Birmingham University Researchers Effectively Analyze Complex Motor Oil Composition Using Markes’ New Select-eV Technology

Researchers at Birmingham University have used Markes’ BenchTOF-Select time-of-flight mass spectrometer in combination with two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC) to improve the separation and identification of hydrocarbons in motor oil. [More]
Chemically Active 3D-Printed Structure to Mitigate Pollution

Chemically Active 3D-Printed Structure to Mitigate Pollution

3D-printed figures are often produced with the aid of costly or customized 3D printers, using various materials such as; glass, sugars, thermoplastics, ceramics, and metals. [More]
New Reference Electrode Configuration Helps Evaluate Battery Performance During Cycling and Aging

New Reference Electrode Configuration Helps Evaluate Battery Performance During Cycling and Aging

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have demonstrated that the design and placement of a tiny measurement device called a reference electrode enhances the quantity and quality of information that can be extracted from lithium-ion battery cells during cycling. [More]
Japanese Researchers Demonstrate Pure H-Conduction in Oxide for First Time

Japanese Researchers Demonstrate Pure H-Conduction in Oxide for First Time

Ionic transport has been studied extensively over the years for energy devices such as fuel cells and batteries using Li+, H+, Ag+, Cu+, F-, and O2-. Yet as Genki Kobayashi and Ryoji Kanno point out in a recent report, hydride ions (H-) may be particularly useful for high-energy-density storage and conversion devices. Using an oxyhydride solid state cell they have now demonstrated pure H- conduction in an oxide for the first time. [More]
Safer, More Eco-Friendly, Cheaper and More-Efficient Water-Based System for Organic Compound Synthesis

Safer, More Eco-Friendly, Cheaper and More-Efficient Water-Based System for Organic Compound Synthesis

Chemists at The University of Texas at Arlington have devised a safer, more environmentally friendly, less expensive and more efficient water-based system for the synthesis of organic compounds typically used in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, cosmetics, plastics, textiles and household chemicals. [More]