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2012-09-19 16:18:31

A new study of the sense of smell lends support to a controversial theory of olfaction: Our noses can distinguish both the shape and the vibrational characteristics of odorant molecules. The study, in the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, demonstrates the feasibility of the theory — first proposed decades ago — that the vibration of an odorant molecule´s chemical bonds — the wagging, stretching and rocking of the links between atoms — contributes to...

2012-02-10 15:09:37

Fool's gold may prove an unlikely alternative to overexploited catalytic materials Catalytic materials, which lower the energy barriers for chemical reactions, are used in everything from the commercial production of chemicals to catalytic converters in car engines. However, with current catalytic materials becoming increasingly expensive, scientists are exploring viable alternatives. Researchers at the University of Cambridge have now discovered that the sulphide material iron pyrite,...

2011-04-05 18:18:01

Rice University team creates database of 2.6 million varieties of molecular sieves Some people collect stamps and coins, but when it comes to sheer utility, few collections rival the usefulness of Rice University researcher Michael Deem's collection of 2.6 million zeolite structures. Zeolites are materials -- including some natural minerals -- that act as molecular sieves, thanks to a Swiss-cheese-like arrangement of pores that can sort, filter, trap and chemically process everything from...

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2008-08-30 11:05:00

Certain explosives may soon get a little greener and a little more precise. LLNL researchers added unique green solvents (ionic liquids) to an explosive called TATB (1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene) and improved the crystal quality and chemical purity of the material. This work, supported under the Transformational Materials Initiative (TMI) Laboratory Research and Development project, appears on the cover of the Sept. 1 issue of the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics....


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Faraday Discussions
2012-04-29 19:18:56

Faraday Discussions is a scientific journal originally published by the Faraday Society, but is now published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, since the two have merged. From 1972 to 1991, the journal was titled Faraday Discussions of the Chemical Society. The editor-in-chief is Philip Earis. The chairman of the Standing Committee on Faraday Conferences is Dwayne E. Heard This journal publishes original research papers on such topics included physical chemistry, chemical physics and...

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