News tagged with chemists

Pigment discovery expanding into new colors

Chemists at Oregon State University have discovered that the same crystal structure they identified two years ago to create what may be the world's best blue pigment can also be used with different elements ...

dateJul 27, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Chemists create molecular polyhedron

Chemists have created a molecular polyhedron, a ground-breaking assembly that has the potential to impact a range of industrial and consumer products, including magnetic and optical materials.

dateJul 21, 2011 in Materials Science
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Supramolecules get time to shine

(PhysOrg.com) -- What looks like a spongy ball wrapped in strands of yarn -- but a lot smaller -- could be key to unlocking better methods for catalysis, artificial photosynthesis or splitting water into hydrogen, ...

dateJul 12, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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Probing the secrets of the ryegrasses

Loline alkaloids protect plants from attack by insects and have other interesting features that have yet to be studied in detail. Chemists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich, Germany, have developed a method for ...

dateJun 20, 2011 in Other
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Controlling starch in sugar factories

Factory trials conducted by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have led to recommendations for controlling or preventing starch buildup in processed raw sugars and products made with those sugars. The study ...

dateJun 09, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Researchers electrify polymerization

Scientists led by Carnegie Mellon University chemist Krzysztof Matyjaszewski are using electricity from a battery to drive atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), a widely used method of creating industrial plastics. ...

dateMar 31, 2011 in Polymers
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Active packaging keeps meat fresh for longer

To date, supermarkets have only been able to keep products on their meat counters for a few days. But now researchers have developed an antimicrobial active packaging film that destroys the microorganisms ...

dateOct 01, 2010 in Engineering
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