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2014-01-03 15:21:52

A UT Arlington chemist doing National Science Foundation-funded research on enzymes that regulate human biology has uncovered characteristics that could be used to identify predisposition to conditions such as heart disease, diabetic ulcers and some types of cancer. Brad Pierce, an assistant professor of chemistry/biochemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington, recently led a team that examined an oxygen utilizing iron enzyme called cysteine dioxygenase or CDO, which is found in high...

2013-12-18 13:02:22

Photoreactions are driven by light energy and are vital to the synthesis of many natural substances. Since many of these substances are also useful as active medical agents, chemists try to produce them synthetically. But in most cases only one of the possible products has the right spatial structure to make it effective. Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) have now developed a methodology for one of these photoreactions that allows them to produce only the specific...

2013-12-16 12:00:42

Findings may be useful in design of future drugs and catalysts The theory of evolution suggests that present-day organisms evolved from earlier life forms. At the molecular level, evolution reshaped some of the enzymes that help complete chemical processes—such as converting food into energy—in humans and all other life forms. Now a University of Iowa researcher and his colleagues describe the evolution of various forms of the enzyme “dihydrofolate reductase” as it occurred...

Synthetic Gasoline Production Made Easier
2013-12-03 04:48:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers have reportedly developed a novel chemical system that uses inexpensive and easy-to-fabricate carbon-based nanofiber materials that could prove promising in the development of synthetic gasoline. Writing in the online edition of the journal Nature Communications, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) mechanical and industrial engineering professor Amin Salehi-Khojin and his colleagues report that their system...

Researchers Shed New Light On Solar Water-splitting Process
2013-12-02 17:11:15

University of Oregon With the help of a new method called "dual-electrode photoelectrochemistry," University of Oregon scientists have provided new insight into how solar water-splitting cells work. An important and overlooked parameter, they report, is the ion-permeability of electrocatalysts used in water-splitting devices. Their discovery could help replace a trial-and-error approach to paring electrocatalysts with semiconductors with an efficient method for using sunlight to...

2013-11-29 14:39:30

University of Toronto researchers have developed a series of techniques to create a variety of very active iron-based catalysts necessary to produce the alcohols and amines used in the drug and perfume industry. The new synthetic methods promise to be safer and more economical and environmentally friendly than traditional industrial processes. The research takes advantage of Earth's extensive supply of iron – the fifth most abundant naturally occurring metal – substituting it in place...

2013-11-25 23:21:58

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Nanocatalysts markets. Global market for Nanocatalysts is projected to reach US$6.6 billion by 2018, driven by growing environmental concerns and increasing use of Nanocatalysts in curbing hazardous automobile and industrial emissions. San Jose, California (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Follow us on LinkedIn - Catalysis plays an important role in the production of a range of chemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical products....


Latest Catalysis Reference Libraries

Journal of Catalysis
2012-04-29 21:07:43

The Journal of Catalysis is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Elsevier. It was founded in 1962 by JH de Boer and PW Selwood. The current editor-in-chief is JA Lercher. Past editors-in-chief were FS Stone, WK Hall, GL Haller, WN Delgass, and E Iglesia. The journal covers the fields of heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis. The journal covers papers related to: synthesis and catalytic function of novel inorganic solids and complexes; spectroscopic methods for structural...

Catalysis Science & Technology
2012-04-25 14:08:09

Catalysis Science & Technology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published on a monthly basis by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The first print issue was published in March 2011, whereas the online issue appeared first in January 2011. Articles featured in this journal are available online free of charge until the end of 2012. Editors-in-chief are Cynthia Friend (Harvard, USA) and Piet van Leeuwen (ICIQ, Spain). The journal features articles from the fields of heterogeneous...

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