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Discovery of new catalyst promises cheaper, greener drugs

A chemistry team at the University of Toronto has discovered environmentally-friendly iron-based nanoparticle catalysts that work as well as the expensive, toxic, metal-based catalysts that are currently in wide use by the ...

Nanocrystals go bare: Stripping material’s tiny tethers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers with the DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have discovered a universal technique for stripping nanocrystals of tether-like molecules that until now have posed as obstacles for their ...

Oxygen inactivates the enzyme function in three phases: study

Scientists from the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology at the RUB have published a report in the Journal of Biological Chemistry explaining why enzymes used for the production of hydrogen are so sensitive to oxygen. In ...

Researchers develop blue-fluorescent molecular nanocapsules

Michito Yoshizawa, Zhiou Li, and collaborators at Tokyo Institute of Technology synthesized ~1 nanometer-sized molecular capsules with an isolated cavity using green and inexpensive zinc and copper ions. In sharp contrast ...

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