Nature – Advances in catalyst research could create a superhighway to clean energy sources and a more-sustainable chemical industry.
C&EN – Extracting semivolatile compounds with carbon dioxide bubbles reduces the need for heat and solvents.
C&EN – Emulsions immobilized within columns turn biphasic catalysis into a continuous process.
New York Times – Milling, or grinding chemicals together without a solvent, could outperform established methods and yet be safe and simple enough for an inexperienced eighth grader to do.
Ensia – Smoldering peat gives off massive quantities of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, but the search for solutions is on.
C&EN – Robust nitrogen-based ligands bind selectively to actinides and separate them for potential reuse in nuclear fuel.
Nature – Materials scientists are creating next-generation mixtures with remarkable properties.
C&EN – Despite strong governmental support, the renewable energy source faces technological challenges before it can take hold.
Nature – Virus-sized particles that fluoresce in every colour could revolutionize applications from television displays to cancer treatment.
New York Times – A chemist’s journey to develop a new class of light-emitting molecules opens up a world of applications.