News tagged with metal catalysts

Finding needles in chemical haystacks

A team of chemists including Daniel Weix from the University of Rochester has developed a process for identifying new catalysts that will help synthesize drugs more efficiently and more cheaply. The trick was to do something ...

dateOct 15, 2016 in Materials Science
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New catalyst for hydrogen production

With the aid of platinum catalysts, it is possible to efficiently produce hydrogen. However, this metal is rare and expensive. Researchers have discovered an alternative that is just as good, but less costly.

dateJul 27, 2016 in Materials Science
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Cleaning up the precious metals industry

UvA researchers have discovered a new material that can catalyse the decomposition of cyanide ions in process waste streams. The catalyst has been patented and attracts interest from industry. Germany's oldest gold and silver ...

dateOct 28, 2015 in Materials Science
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