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2014-05-28 08:44:27

Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University Researchers at ITbM, Nagoya University developed a new nickel catalyst with a "Kabuto-like" structure that was found to catalyze the cross-coupling reaction between carbonyl compounds and readily available phenol derivatives, to form alpha-arylketones, which are found in many biologically active compounds (Kabuto = a helmet worn by Japanese samurai). Professors Kenichiro Itami and Junichiro Yamaguchi of the Institute...

2013-09-12 23:30:59

Polyolefin CatSyn Reactor Enables Users to Synthesize 16 Catalysts Per Day and Safely Handle Corrosive Agents Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Freeslate, Inc., the leading provider of high throughput research solutions, today introduced the Polyolefin CatSyn Reactor, its new reactor designed to increase the throughput of Ziegler-Natta and supported metallocene catalyst synthesis. With its ability to automatically and reproducibly synthesize 16 catalysts per day, the Polyolefin...

2013-06-20 23:28:15

Industrial palladium-copper catalysts change their structures before they get to work, already during the activation process. As a result, the reaction is catalyzed by a catalyst that is different from the one originally prepared for it. This surprising discovery was made by researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Removing of nitrates from ground water or chlorine from dry cleaning wastes are important environmental protection...

2011-11-02 21:29:29

International team led by Boston College researchers uses new catalyst to synthesize two potent anti-cancer molecules Research carried out at Boston College, in collaboration with scientists at MIT and the University of Oxford, has led to the development of an efficient and highly selective catalyst for ring-closing olefin metathesis, one of the most widely used reactions in chemical synthesis, the team reports in this week's issue of the journal Nature. The team used the new catalyst,...

2011-07-05 08:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that China's Wison (Nanjing) Clean Energy Company Ltd. has selected UOP technology to convert methanol into building blocks for chemical products at an existing coal chemical complex in China. The project will be the first commercial-scale installation of Honeywell UOP's advanced MTO methanol-to-olefins solution, which allows petrochemical producers to use methanol from natural gas...

2011-03-23 21:44:10

BC and MIT researchers reveal power of new catalyst class and olefin metathesis process A new catalytic chemical method for the synthesis of a large and important class of carbon-carbon double bonds has been developed by scientists from Boston College and MIT, the team reports in the journal Nature. The findings substantially expand the versatility of a set of metal-based catalysts discovered only three years ago by the researchers. With molybdenum at their core, the catalysts have now proven...

2010-10-10 22:03:00

SHANGHAI, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX), a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device research and development outsourcing company with operations in China and the United States, today extended its congratulations to Dr. Richard Heck, Dr. Ei-ichi Negishi, and Dr. Akira Suzuki on winning the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The prize was awarded for the development of palladium-catalyzed cross coupling, which has vastly improved the ability of chemists...

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2010-06-22 08:08:38

If concerns for global climate change and ever-increasing costs weren't enough, the disastrous Gulf oil spill makes an even more compelling case for the development of transportation fuels that are renewable, can be produced in a sustainable fashion, and do not put the environment at risk. Liquid fuels derived from plant biomass have the potential to be used as direct replacements for gasoline, diesel and jet fuels if cost-effective means of commercial production can be found. Researchers...

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2010-05-10 08:28:16

New details about the Piers catalyst will help chemical industry improve products Some people have streets named after them. Warren Piers, a chemistry professor at the University of Calgary, has a catalyst penned after him. And in a paper published May 9 in the online edition of Nature Chemistry, Piers and former graduate student Edwin van der Eide reveal the inner workings of the Piers catalyst at a molecular level of detail not previously available. "These details are critical for the...

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2009-09-25 05:44:48

Best view yet of catalyst used for energy and environment applications suggests tricks to improve performance Catalysts convert useless or unwanted chemicals into useful or more desirable ones. Research in this week's Science reveals new, important details about a common catalyst: how rafts of chemically reactive platinum form in the catalyst. The new work yields insights into how to improve the industrial catalyst for oil refining, chemicals processing and environmental uses. The study shows...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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