Arylation at room temperature

Carbon-carbon (C-C) bonds make up the skeleton of all organic molecules. However, creating such ubiquitous C-C bonds artificially is still a complicated task. In...

Strong, stiff, tough ultrafine fibres

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a process that can produce ultrafine fibres, whose diameter is measured in nanometres. These are...

Stainless steel nanotexturing wipes out surface bacteria

Stainless steel 316L, widely used in medical devices and food processing equipment, is prone to bacterial adhesion, which can cause serious infections. The nanotexturing...

Pentanuclear catalyst for hydrocarbon processing

A team of scientists from the Research Institute of Chemistry (RIC) of RUDN University, Russia and colleagues from major scientific centers have created a new pentanuclear catalyst....

IBM’s New Al tool to predict Organic Reaction Outcomes

A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed by International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) researchers predicts the products of organic reactions correctly about 80% of the time even...

Using sunlight to degrade microplastics

A system developed at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden for breaking down microplastics from personal care products will be tested for implementation in homes and...

Cheaper and cleaner way to produce benzofurans

Scientists of RUDN University and their Russian colleagues have developed a new approach to the synthesis of benzofurans from cheap raw materials. This involves the use of...

Researchers boost surface area of nickel nanoparticles

Researchers from North Carolina(NC) State University and the Air Force Research Laboratory have surprisingly increased the surface area of nickel available for catalyzing chemical...

Evaluation of novel hybrid membranes for carbon capture

Carbon dioxide (CO2) capture remains a priority in many countries as the world seeks to address climate change. Membrane technology is one approach being investigated globally for...

Light powered processes could help convert CO2 into fuel

Scientists have developed a material that can help convert carbon dioxide into fuel and other energy-rich products using light without generating unwanted byproducts. When exposed...

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