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Researchers tune optical and photocatalytic properties of C-dots

As Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich physicists demonstrate in a new study, the optical and photocatalytic properties of so-called carbon dots can be precisely tuned by controlling the ...

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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 ...

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Biocatalysts are a bridge to greener, more powerful chemistry

New research from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute is building a bridge from nature's chemistry to greener, more efficient synthetic chemistry.

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Ionic 'solar cell' could provide on-demand water desalination

Modern solar cells, which use energy from light to generate electrons and holes that are then transported out of semiconducting materials and into external circuits for human use, have existed ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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Wine 'Legs' and Minibot Motors

NewsAs any wine enthusiast knows, the legs that run down a glass after a gentle swirl of vino can yield clues about alcohol content. The physical phenomenon that helps create these legs can ...

Wed 15 Nov 17 from Laboratory Equipment

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Graphene water filter turns whisky clear

Previously graphene-oxide membranes were shown to be completely impermeable to all solvents except for water. However, a study published in Nature Materials, now shows that we can tailor the ...

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Scientists synthesize analogues of substances used in pharmaceuticals

RUDN University chemists have synthesized new isoquinoline derivatives. Due to their biological activity, these compounds have applications in new drugs, including antispasmodics and bactericidal ...

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Russian chemists developed a way to synthesize drugs from renewable precursors

Scientists of RUDN University and their Russian colleagues have developed a new approach to the synthesis of benzofurans from cheap raw materials. Original furans can be produced from wastes ...

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