Inorganic Chemistry News
August 13, 2020



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New Catalyst Efficiently Turns Carbon Dioxide Into Useful Fuels and Chemicals

By efficiently converting CO2 into complex hydrocarbon products, a new catalyst could potentially aid in large-scale efforts to recycle excess carbon ...

Coffee Stains Inspire Optimal Printing Technique for Electronics

Using an alcohol mixture, researchers modified how ink droplets dry, enabling cheap industrial-scale printing of electronic devices at unprecedented ...

Spider Silk Inspires New Class of Functional Synthetic Polymers

Synthetic polymers have changed the world around us. However, It is hard to finely tune some of their properties, such as the ability to transport ions. To overcome this problem, researchers decided ...

X-Rays Indicate That Water Can Behave Like a Liquid Crystal

Scientists have discovered that water can exhibit a similar behavior like a liquid crystal when illuminated with laser light. This effect originates by the alignment of water molecules, which exhibit ...
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New Way to Check the Quality of Nanomaterials Like Graphene

A new way to check the quality of nanomaterials like graphene has ...

Long-Term Risks of Joint Implants

Using highly complex analytical techniques, a group of researchers were able to observe in detail how different metals are released from joint implants and accumulate in the surrounding bone tissue. ...

Breaking Molecular Traffic Jams With Finned Nanoporous Materials

Researchers are reporting the invention of a new class of porous catalysts that will speed up reactions, breaking the molecular traffic jam that can slow them down. The discovery has immediate ...

Aquatic Robots Can Remove Contaminant Particles from Water

Scientists have developed a 1cm by 1cm wireless artificial aquatic polyp, which can remove contaminants from water. Apart from cleaning, this soft robot could be also used in medical diagnostic ...

Nanocatalysts That Remotely Control Chemical Reactions Inside Living Cells

The enzymes responsible for catalytic reactions in our body's biological reactions are difficult to use for diagnosis or treatment as they react only to certain molecules or have low stability. ...

Advance in Programmable Synthetic Materials

DNA information is stored in a sequence of chemical building blocks; computers store information as sequences of zeros and ones. Researchers want to transfer this concept to artificial molecules. ...

New Science Behind Algae-Based Flip-Flops

Sustainable flip-flops: A team of researchers has formulated polyurethane foams made from algae oil to meet commercial specifications for midsole shoes and the foot-bed of ...

'Roaming Reactions' Study to Shed New Light on Atmospheric Molecules

For the first time, a team of chemists has lifted the hood on the mechanics involved in the mysterious interplay between sunlight and molecules in the atmosphere known as 'roaming ...

Chemists Build Natural Anti-Cancer Compound With Lean New Process

Creative chemists employ enzymes to build a complex but promising natural anti-cancer agent called cepafungin I in a lean nine ...

Tellurium Makes the Difference: Unusual Molecular Structures

The periodic system contains 118 chemical elements. However, only a few of them are of major importance in our daily lives. An international research group has now discovered astonishing and ...

Chemists Create the Brightest-Ever Fluorescent Materials

By formulating positively charged fluorescent dyes into a new class of materials called small-molecule ionic isolation lattices (SMILES), a compound's brilliant glow can be seamlessly ...

Anode Material for Safe Batteries With a Long Cycle Life

Researchers investigated a highly promising anode material for future high-performance batteries - lithium lanthanum titanate with a perovskite crystal structure (LLTO). Researchers can improve the ...

A Closer Look at Water-Splitting's Solar Fuel Potential

Scientists have gained important new insight into how the performance of a promising semiconducting thin film can be optimized at the nanoscale for renewable energy technologies such as solar ...

Turning Carbon Dioxide Into Liquid Fuel

Chemists report a new electrocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide and water into ethanol with very high energy efficiency, high selectivity for the desired final product and low ...

New Acid Mine Drainage Treatment Turns Waste Into Valuable Critical Minerals

A new way to treat acid mine drainage (AMD) could help transform the environmental pollution problem into an important domestic source of the critical rare earth elements needed to produce technology ...

Manifestation of Quantum Distance in Flat Band Materials

A research team found a way to measure the quantum distance of Bloch states in solids by applying magnetic ...

Sustainable Chemistry at the Quantum Level

Scientists are now using new quantum chemistry computing procedures to categorize hypothetical electrocatalysts that are 'too slow' or 'too expensive', far more thoroughly and ...

May the Force Be With You: Detecting Ultrafast Light by Its Force

A research team has developed a new technique to detect nano-sized imperfections in materials. They believe this discovery will lead to improvements in the optical detectors used in a wide range of ...

Ultrafast Lasers Probe Elusive Chemistry at the Liquid-Liquid Interface

Real-time measurements provide missing insight into chemical separations to recover cobalt, a critical raw material used to make batteries and magnets for modern technologies. Results track the ...

Methanol Synthesis: Insights Into the Structure of an Enigmatic Catalyst

To render the production process more efficient, it would be helpful to know more about the copper/zinc oxide/aluminium oxide catalyst deployed in methanol production. To date, however, it ...

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