Inorganic

Dinitrogen Complexes of Sulfur-Ligated Iron

Title: Dinitrogen Complexes of Sulfur-Ligated Iron Authors: Ayumi Takaoka, Neal P. Mankad, and Jonas C. Peters Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society Affiliation: Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology One great mystery in bioinorganic chemistry is how the FeMo nitrogenase cofactor, called FeMoco, is able to convert nitrogen gas into … Continue reading

Inorganic

Ethane to Ethylene

Title: Room Temperature Dehydrogenation of Ethane to Ethylene Authors: Vincent N. Cavaliere, Marco G. Crestani, Balazs Pinter, Maren Pink, Chun-Hsing Chen, Mu-Hyun Baik, and Daniel J. Mindiola Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Molecular Structure Center, Indiana University Chemists are interested in new, easier ways to obtain useful chemicals.  … Continue reading

Inorganic

Design principles for oxygen-reduction activity on perovskite oxide catalysts for fuel cells and metal–air batteries

Title: Design principles for oxygen-reduction activity on perovskite oxide catalysts for fuel cells and metal–air batteries Authors: Jin Suntivich, Hubert A. Gasteiger, Naoaki Yabuuchi, Haruyuki Nakanishi, John B. Goodenough, and Yang Shao-Horn Journal: Nature Chemistry Main Affiliation: Materials Science and Engineering Department and Electrochemical Energy Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology What did the researchers do? … Continue reading

Inorganic

CO reduction using Hydrogen and a Uranium complex

Title: Facile Conversion of CO/H2 to Methoxide at a Uranium(III) Center  Authors: Alistair S. P. Frey*, F. Geoffrey N. Cloke*, Martyn P. Coles*, Laurent Maron#, and Thomas Davin # Journal: Angewandte Chemie International Edition Affiliation: *Division of Chemistry, School of Life Sciences University of Sussex, Brighton, #LPCNO, INSA Toulouse The area of Fisher-Tropsch chemistry seems … Continue reading

Biological

Drug Delivery via Hydrogels

Title: Self-assembling peptide–polysaccharide hybrid hydrogel as a potential carrier for drug delivery Authors: Renliang Huang, Wei Qi, Libin Feng, Rongxin Su and Zhimin He Journal: Soft Matter Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University Hydrogels are big networks of hydrophilic polymers.  These materials have many applications in … Continue reading