From dirt antibiotics to 2D boron – here’s a look at some of the important chemistry and materials science discoveries in 2015.
Scientists developed a metal-free synthesis of hyper-cross-linked polymer with high surface area which could be used in biorefining.
Wildfires can affect atmosphere pollution, due to toxic compounds emitted in the smoke, and on human health causing respiratory and cardiovascular problems.
Researchers developed a new system to extract water from air using sun energy. The system can be used to provide fresh water to decentralized areas.
Researchers have made a new plastic, from biomass with added photosensitive molecules, that they can break down with light – degrading the polymer and reusing the starting material.
Researchers developed a process to recover platinum, a scarce noble metal, from the catalysts of the fuel cells, without damaging the carbon substrate.
The future of energy production, in particular the transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources, is a topic of utmost importance. Professor Marc Fontecave analyses the key issues of this subject in an editorial article in Angewandte International. The Challenge of the Energy Production The production of ever-increasing amounts of energy is a real challenge […]
Researchers have developed materials that can absorb carbon dioxide (greenhouse gas) produced with a green synthesis. The materials are oligo-urea-based (polymers of urea) and were prepared in a process that followed ten of the twelve principles of green chemistry. Carbon Dioxide Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a gas that is naturally present in the atmosphere. Since […]
Chinese researchers converted corncob, a by-product of agriculture, into a magnetic material to adsorb pollutants (i.e. dyes) from wastewaters.
Bioglycerol works well as a cement additive, reducing energy consumption and environmental impact while resulting in materials with better performances.