Organic

A New Way to Make Polymers Click

Title: Additive-Free Clicking for Polymer Functionalization and Coupling by Tetrazine–Norbornene Chemistry Authors: Claire F. Hansell†, Pieter Espeel‡, Milan M. Stamenovi‡, Ian A. Barker†, Andrew P. Dove†, Filip E. Du Prez‡, and Rachel K. O’Reilly† Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society Affiliation: †Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, ‡Department of Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry Research Group, Ghent … Continue reading

Inorganic / Nanotechnology

Enhanced Fisher-Tropsch Chemistry Inside Carbon Nanotubes Containing Iron Nitride Nanoparticles

Title: FeN nanoparticles confined in carbon nanotubes for CO hydrogenation  Authors: Zhiqiang Yang, Shujing Guo, Xiulian Pan, Junhu Wang, and Xinhe Ba Journal: Energy and Environmental Science Affiliation: * State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences Above: Cartoon depicting Iron Nitride (FeN) particles deposited inside multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) Fisher-Tropsch … Continue reading

Biological

New Hydrogels from Peptide Sequences Found in Nature

Title: Supramolecular hydrogels based on the epitope of potassium ion channels Authors: Yi Kuang, Yuan Gao, Junfeng Shi, Hsin-Chieh Lin and Bing Xu Journal: Chemical Communications Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Brandeis University Supramolecular hydrogels are a growing field of research due to their biocompatibility and the numerous possibilities for applications medicine.  In this paper the … Continue reading

Inorganic

Electrochemical Water Oxidation with Cobalt-Based Electrocatalysts from pH 0–14: The Thermodynamic Basis for Catalyst Structure, Stability and Activity

Title: Electrochemical Water Oxidation with Cobalt-Based Electrocatalysts from pH 0–14: The Thermodynamic Basis for Catalyst Structure, Stability and Activity Authors: James B. Gerken , J. Gregory McAlpin , Jamie Y. C. Chen , Matthew L. Rigsby , William H Casey , R. David Britt , and Shannon S. Stahl Journal: J. Am. Chem. Soc. Published: … Continue reading