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Reagents Control Conformation of Molecules to Adopt Specific Shapes

Reagents Control Conformation of Molecules to Adopt Specific Shapes

University of Bristol scientists have published a paper on a reagent that reacts with boronic esters with extraordinary stereocontrol and high fidelity. This would aid in controlling the molecule’s conformation and make it take a linear or helical shape. This novel process can be considered to be similar to that of a molecular assembly line. [More]
Modifying Thermoset Properties by Triazolinediones-Based Click Chemistry

Modifying Thermoset Properties by Triazolinediones-Based Click Chemistry

Ghent University researchers have discovered a method for reversibly converting a thermoset polymer into a thermoplastic, using "click chemistry" based on chemicals called triazolinediones (TADs). [More]
Innovative Synthetic Amino Acid Improves Potency of Therapeutic Peptides

Innovative Synthetic Amino Acid Improves Potency of Therapeutic Peptides

A synthetic amino acid capable of influencing the 3D structure of bioactive peptides and improving their potency has been developed by researchers at EPFL. [More]
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]