A University of California – Berkeley team has now cracked the strongest of carbon-hydrogen bonds, those on a molecule’s terminal carbon. The C-H bond – 2/3rds of all bonds in hydrocarbons – has defied chemists’ attempts to open it up and add new chemical groups. The reaction catalyst is an iridium atom to break the […]

Chemists from The City College of New York teamed with researchers from Rice University and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to develop a non-toxic and environmentally sustainable lithium-ion battery.  The idea is to avoid battery manufacturing based on finite supplies of mined metal ores, such as cobalt and replace them with much less costly and […]

University of Nottingham School of Chemistry scientists have developed a recyclable system for converting carbon monoxide (CO) directly into more complicated organic molecules using depleted uranium.  This is a very large concept taking a bold step into making use of used uranium and making complex molecules – some are thinking it could be used to […]