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Iron-based process promises greener, cheaper and safer drug and perfume production

02-12-2013

University of Toronto researchers have developed a series of techniques to create a variety of very active iron-based catalysts necessary to produce the alcohols and amines used in the drug and perfume industry. The new synthetic methods promise to be safer and more economical and environmentally ...

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Detecting efficient chiral compound catalysts

23-07-2013

Scientists in the United States have developed a sensor that could be used to help develop more efficient catalysts for producing chiral compounds in industry. In research they describe the preparation of inexpensive palladium complexes that provide a sensitive UV signal in the presence of some ...

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New imaging technique homes in on electrocatalysis of nanoparticles

30-08-2012

By modifying the rate at which chemical reactions take place, nanoparticle catalysts fulfill myriad roles in industry, the biomedical arena and everyday life. They may be used for the production of polymers and biofuels, for improving pollution and emission control devices, to enhance reactions ...

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Aqueous iron interacts as strong as solid iron

Advances spectroscopy research: HZB scientists come up with new method for examining the structure of metal ions-complexes in solution

11-07-2012

HZB scientists have apply a new method -- "inverse Partial Fluorescence Yield" (iPFY) on micro-jet -- which will enable them to probe the electronic structure of liquids free of sample damages. The experiments are performed in vacuum conditions at the LiXEdrom experimental chamber, where a fluid ...

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Processes at the Surface of Catalysts

Using Infrared Spectroscopy, Scientists Detect that Oxygen Defects Act as Active Centers

12-04-2012

In chemical industry, heterogeneous catalysis is of crucial importance to the manufacture of basic or fine chemicals, in catalytic converters of exhaust gas, or for the chemical storage of solar energy. Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have ...

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University of Virginia researchers uncover new catalysis site

08-08-2011

Mention catalyst and most people will think of the catalytic converter, an emissions control device in the exhaust system of automobiles that reduces pollution. But catalysts are used for a broad variety of purposes, including the conversion of petroleum and renewable resources into fuel, as well ...

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Intelligent catalysis allows controlled synthesis of fluorinated compounds

Professor Tobias Ritter of Harvard University receives BASF Catalysis Award 2011

26-07-2011

For his outstanding research contributions to catalytic processes in organic synthesis, Professor Dr. Tobias Ritter of Harvard University in Cambridge (USA) is receiving the BASF Catalysis Award 2011. The prize, worth €10,000, was presented by Dr. Friedrich Seitz, Head of BASF’s Technology ...

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Surfaces and Interfaces: Innovative techniques allow researchers to study interfaces with great precision

26-11-2010

Equipment built by German scientists can be used to study processes at interfaces with great accuracy. In an article published recently in ChemPhysChem, Hans Joachim Freund and co-workers of the Fritz-Haber-Institut in Berlin describe the advancement of four experimental techniques developed in ...

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The effects of hydrogen on growing carbon nanotubes

13-10-2010

Carbon nanotubes -- long, hollow cylinders of carbon billionths of a meter in diameter -- have many potential uses in nanotechnology, optics, electronics, and many other fields. The exact properties of nanotubes depend on their structure, and scientists as yet have little control over that ...

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How the first step affects the (watery) result

German Scientists from Jena and Erlangen-Nürnberg show the way to a more effective creation of hydrogen

28-06-2010

Energy from hydrogen - scientists from all over the world work on this solution to overcome the energy crisis. Amongst other things they try to use the sunlight as driving force for the splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen. In trying to copy the photosynthesis in the laboratory a team of ...

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