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Strong odour challenge of mercaptans

Mercaptans or thiols are a special class of organic compounds that contain sulfur functional group RSH. Various sulfur compounds are sought for the formation of new materials in photonics, optics, the pharmaceutical industry, ...

Chemistry for the methanol economy

Unstable crude oil prices and limited oil resources have made the production of petrochemicals from methanol increasingly popular—above all in China. Scientists at ETH Zurich have now deciphered the complex chemistry behind ...

How orange peel could replace crude oil in plastics

Orange juice, both delicious and nutritious, is enjoyed by millions of people across the world every day. However, new research indicates that it could have potential far beyond the breakfast table. The chemicals in orange ...

Delayed effects of oil spill compromise long-term fish survival

For 25 years, methodical research by scientists has investigated the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 on Alaskan communities and ecosystems. A new study released today into the effects of the 1989 Exxon Valdez ...

Shallow fracking raises questions for water, new research shows

The United States now produces about as much crude oil as Saudi Arabia does, and enough natural gas to export in large quantities. That's thanks to hydraulic fracturing, a mining practice that involves a rock-cracking pressurized ...

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