Analytical instrumentation > Chemical analysis

Algorithm can predict outcomes of chemical reactions

10 September, 2019

The model achieves 90% accuracy in predicting the correct product of unseen chemical reactions, whereas the accuracy of trained human chemists is around 80%.


Chemical synthesis captured at atomic resolution

28 August, 2019

Researchers have succeeded in viewing previously inaccessible details of certain chemical processes, showing there are significant discrete stages to these processes.


Improving the odds of synthetic chemistry success

01 August, 2019

Analysing previously published chemical reaction data can predict how hypothetical reactions may proceed, narrowing the range of conditions chemists need to explore.


PAC ISL OptiPMD mini-distillation analyser

30 July, 2019

PAC has introduced OptiPMD, the latest version of ISL's robust and portable micro-distillation analyser. The product performs a physical atmospheric distillation in 10 min using only 10 mL of sample, allowing users to make fast decisions for process optimisation.


Molecule-thick coating to improve disease and drug testing

29 July, 2019

An international research team has created a coating only one molecule thick that modifies the surface of sensor electrodes.


Trace Elemental Instruments XPERT TOC/TNb analyser

20 June, 2019

The XPERT TOC/TNb analyser, from Trace Elemental Instruments, is a robust, all-in-one elemental combustion analyser that measures total organic carbon and total bound nitrogen concentrations simultaneously from a single injection.


Chemists synthesise 'impossible' alcohols

29 May, 2019

Chemists have discovered a novel mechanism in catalysis, allowing the synthesis of certain alcohols in a cheaper and more environmentally friendly way than ever before.


Ultrathin membranes could separate chemical mixtures

17 May, 2019

Researchers have tailored the structure of graphene-oxide layers to mimic the hourglass shape of biological channels, creating ultrathin membranes to rapidly separate chemical mixtures.


Periodic table still influencing today's research

15 February, 2019

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the periodic table, and the principles that drove Dmitri Mendeleev to construct his table are still influencing today's research advances.


Malvern Mastersizer particle size analyser

01 November, 2018

The Malvern Mastersizer 3000 is designed to deliver precise wet and dry particle size measurements.


Drink up! Better detection developed for counterfeit liquors

18 April, 2018 by Lauren Davis

US scientists have set out to take down the counterfeit liquor industry by engineering a device that can easily identify tainted products.


Everyday chemicals linked to development disorders in children

04 April, 2018 by Lauren Davis

Exposure of pregnant women and children to common thyroid-hormone-disrupting toxins may be linked to the increased incidence of brain development disorders.


'Functional fluorescent materials' to improve disease treatment

30 January, 2018

The future of biomarkers is looking bright, with Flinders University researchers shining a light on new 'green' compounds for medical applications.


Print your own pharmaceuticals

24 January, 2018

Scottish researchers have created a pharmaceutical manufacturing method in which the two key ingredients are a digital code and a 3D printer.


Creating radioactive molecules with photocatalysts

14 November, 2017

Princeton University researchers have pioneered a revolutionary new way of creating radioactive molecules. Their work has the potential to bring new medicines to patients much faster than before.


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