Title: Electrochemical Capture and Release of Carbon Dioxide Authors: Joseph H. Rheinhardt, Poonam Singh, Pilarisetty Tarakeshwar, and Daniel A. Buttry* Publication Info: ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (2), pp 454–461, DOI:10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00608 This article is a perspective from recognized experts in the field of CO2 capture and release. It specifically focuses on molecular CO2 binding-release agents whose... Continue Reading →
Advances in knowledge about light emission have brought breathtaking innovations in lighting and display technologies. The well-known light-emitting processes are fluorescence and phosphorescence. Let's take a closer look into their dynamics and another light-emitting process: Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence (TADF)!
In order to keep catalyst-based industries sustainable and profitable, new catalysts need to be developed that utilize inexpensive, earth-abundant materials. The authors here present a novel method for easily forming stable earth-abundant metal catalysts, which are inexpensive and sustainable alternatives to precious-metal catalysts.
Finding ways to create order is a common theme in science. Here researchers are trying to carefully arrange chromophores in order to create better solar cells (among other potential uses). In particular, these chemists are trying to make porphyrins stand up on a surface creating stacks of porphyrins that are a well defined distance from each other and from the surface they are attached to.
Title: Electrocatalytically Active Graphene–Porphyrin MOF Composite for Oxygen Reduction Reaction DOI: 10.1021/ja211433h Author: Maryam Jahan, Qiaoliang Bao, and Kian Ping Loh Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society Affiliation: Graphene Research Centre, Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore Take-home Importance According to the Authors: By reacting the pyridine-functionalized graphene with iron–porphyrin, a graphene–metalloporphyrin MOF with enhanced catalytic activity for... Continue Reading →
The cocoons, the silkworm itself, and the produced silk become colored when dye is incorporated into the silkworm feed. The concentration of dye in the produced silk changes based on how hydrophobic the dye is (increasing partition coefficient).
Title: Tin Oxide Dependence of the CO2 Reduction Efficiency on Tin Electrodes and Enhanced Catalytic Activity for Tin/Tin-Oxide Thin Film Catalyst DOI: 10.1021/ja2108799 Author: Yihong Chen and Matthew W. Kanan Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States Take-home Importance According to the Authors: In aqueous... Continue Reading →