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Separation a sweet success

Sugars can make excellent gatekeepers for separating mixtures of molecules. A KAUST team has discovered a way to make a selectively porous membrane by linking large numbers of sugar structures, known as cyclodextrins, to ...

dateNov 20, 2017 in Materials Science
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New technology converts biomass into 'coal'

The University of Nottingham is partnering with the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) and CPL Industries to produce a commercial scale facility capable of converting biomass into next-generation solid fuels with coal-like ...

Pulling iron out of waste printer toner

Someday, left-over toner in discarded printer cartridges could have a second life as bridge or building components instead of as trash, wasting away in landfills and potentially harming the environment. One group reports ...

Volatility surprises arise in removing excess hydrogen

Excess hydrogen can cause problems in a variety of industries. It can corrode semiconductors, electronics, and nuclear fuel sitting in storage. It also poses an explosion hazard. To remove this extra hydrogen, chemists can ...

Wine 'legs' and minibot motors

As any wine enthusiast knows, the "legs" that run down a glass after a gentle swirl of vino can yield clues about alcohol content. Interestingly, the physical phenomenon that helps create these legs can be harnessed to propel ...

Alloys from the laser printer

In the future, new designer alloys for aerospace applications can be manufactured using the 3-D laser melting process (Additive Manufacturing). Pioneering work in this field was provided by Empa researcher Christoph Kenel, ...

Chemists suggest a new way to synthesize steroid analogs

Scientists from RUDN University and the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv have found a way to produce aromatic rings in organic compounds in three stages. These stages proceed successively in one-pot conditions and ...

Scientists report a new cascade reaction

Chemists from RUDN University have developed a new chemical reaction to synthesize a whole class of yet unexplored substances – diazabicyclo[3.2.1]octanes. These compounds are used in drug development. The new goal is to ...

Manganese dioxide shows potential in micromotors

Manganese dioxide could make the preparation of micromotors increasingly cost-effective, opening up new avenues for their use, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.

New molecules for OLEDs and pharmaceuticals

Chemists from Ural Federal University (UrFU, Ekaterinburg) have suggested a new technique for synthesizing thiophene derivatives and studied their fluorescent properties experimentally as well as theoretically. Many organic ...

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