Osaka University researchers have created a catalyst for refining chemicals in plant waste, allowing a green way to produce valuable raw materials. The research team has discovered how to create valuable chemicals from clean sources. They used biomass, essentially waste from plant materials. Biomass is rich in organic molecules – long chains of carbon atoms […]

UCLA chemists have developed a new technique to convert carbon-hydrogen bonds into carbon-carbon bonds using catalysts made of silicon and boron, both abundant and inexpensive elements. When scientists develop the chemical formulas for new products such as fuels and medications, they often must first create molecules that haven’t previously existed. A basic step toward creating […]