News tagged with palladium

Breaking reactivity barriers

The scope and productivity of an essential palladium-catalyzed coupling reaction that generates complex molecules has been improved thanks to A*STAR research that uses low-reactivity materials.

dateAug 31, 2015 in Materials Science
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Pouring fire on fuels at the nanoscale

There are no magic bullets for global energy needs. But fuel cells in which electrical energy is harnessed directly from live, self-sustaining chemical reactions promise cheaper alternatives to fossil fuels.

dateAug 07, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Substrates change nanoparticle reactivity

(—Nanoscale materials tend to behave differently than their bulk counterparts. While there are many theories as to why this happens, technological advances in scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) have allowed researchers ...

dateJun 30, 2015 in Materials Science report
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Nanoparticles for clean drinking water

One way of removing harmful nitrate from drinking water is to catalyse its conversion to nitrogen. This process suffers from the drawback that it often produces ammonia. By using palladium nanoparticles as a catalyst, and ...

dateJan 16, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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