At present, the manufacturing of chemicals contributes 40% of all energy used in production. Also, the method leads to toxic solvent waste that pollutes the environment and causes health risks to animals and humans.
Radboud University researchers have created synthetic molecules that mimic organic molecules. Researchers Alex Khajetoorians and Daniel Wegner have formed a team to imitate the behavior of natural molecules using synthetic compounds.
While climate change has made it an imperative to develop carbon neutral technologies, the infrastructure that can contribute to the development and commercialization of technologies related to environment-friendly vessels for the domestic shipbuilding sector has been established.
Recent research guided by the University of Oxford researchers may bring improved electric vehicle (EV) batteries one step closer.
High entropy oxides (HEOs) have been tentatively and prospectively applied for catalysis and energy storage. However, it is hard to further enhance its performance due to the difficult regulation of HEOs' physical-chemical properties.
Investigators have succeeded in producing slow electrons in a solution. In the future, such electrons might aid in the efficacy of certain chemical reactions.
A research group headed by Prof. Kai Yan from Sun Yat-Sen University controllably fabricated a CoSi alloy with rich-vacancies (AM-CoSi) via a solvent-free arc-melting (AM) method in less than 5 minutes for solvent- and base-free selective oxidation of alcohols. The findings were reported in Chinese Journal of Catalysis.
A plentiful supply of clean energy is lurking in plain sight. It is the hydrogen we can extract from water (H2O) using renewable energy.
EPFL researchers have discovered a method for studying water in “no man’s land,” a subzero temperature range where water crystallizes rapidly.
Plasma engineers and chemists at the University of Illinois have demonstrated a sustainable way of forming carbon-carbon bonds—the bedrock of all organic compounds—without expensive, rare metals that are typically required as catalysts in bond-forming organic reactions.