News tagged with organic compounds

Pistachios make healthy decafs

If caffeine gets your blood pumping more than it should, here's a piece of good news: when roasted appropriately, pistachios can become a tasty and healthier substitute for coffee, with all the aromas and ...

Jun 23, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 1

New salts for chemical soups

Organozinc reagents are an important class of organometallic compounds with a wide range of applications. German chemists have developed a novel route for the synthesis of so-called organozinc pivalates in a stable powdered ...

Aug 29, 2011 not rated yet 0

Detecting caesium with naked eyes

Radioactive caesium 137 has a half-life of 30.17 years, and its accumulation in organisms in exposed regions, such as around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, amplifies the hazard it poses. A new material reported by researchers ...

Mar 05, 2013 not rated yet 0

Using heat to beat toxins

Researchers have developed a promising way to cleanse the environment of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) – some of the most insidious toxins known to humans.

Sep 17, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

Lighting the way to the future

The highly inefficient incandescent light bulb is now a thing of the past, banned from European supermarket shelves in favour of more efficient lighting. The ban is part of the EU's strategy to reduce overall ...

Sep 03, 2013 4 / 5 (4) 2