Analytical instrumentation > Chemical analysis

Synthesis method uses alumina as a recyclable catalyst

22 June, 2022

Researchers have developed a simple, low-cost and comparatively environmentally friendly method of synthesising diphenylmethanol derivatives using alumina.

Liquid gallium–platinum combo for industrial chemistry

10 June, 2022

Scientists have found a way to use tiny amounts of platinum to create powerful reactions, without expensive energy costs, by combining the platinum with liquid gallium.

Antibiotic levels can be measured in the breath

30 September, 2021

The concentration of antibiotics in the body can be determined using a biosensor that measures breath samples.

Crystal islands beneficial for surface science experiments

17 September, 2021

Researchers grew two different types of silver crystal islands on the same silicon surface and were able to simultaneously use them to investigate molecular adsorbates.

Nano camera for real-time monitoring of chemical reactions

09 September, 2021

Researchers have made a tiny camera, held together with 'molecular glue', that allows them to observe chemical reactions in real time.

Ethylene hydrogenation can be completed five times faster

31 May, 2021

Scientists have come up with a method to increase the rate of ethylene hydrogenation by more than five times compared to typical industrial rates.

Micrometre molecular modelling with real chemical reactions

26 May, 2021

Scientists have found a way to build micrometre-size model molecules using 'patchy particles', allowing for a much more direct study of molecular dynamics.

Sustainable sulfonamide production with electrochemistry

15 March, 2021

Researchers have developed an environmentally friendly electrochemical procedure for producing sulfonamides rapidly and inexpensively.

Microreactor developed for Grignard reagents

12 January, 2021

Researchers have developed a scalable and flexible microreactor that will not only make reactions with Grignard reagents faster and safer, but should also yield a purer product.

Fast, on-site detection of PFAS in the environment

18 September, 2020

Curtin University researchers have developed a new on-site method to immediately and accurately detect and measure levels of PFAS.

OI Analytical 1080 TOC Analyzer

01 August, 2020

The 1080 TOC Analyzer from OI Analytical processes aqueous samples for analysis of the total organic carbon (TOC), total inorganic carbon (TIC) and non-purgeable organic carbon (NPOC) content.

Thermo Scientific Gemini Analyzer with LowDoseID for narcotics analysis

31 July, 2020

The Thermo Scientific Gemini Analyzer, now with LowDoseID, specifically addresses the rising trend of low-concentration amounts of illicit substances.

Chemical analysis from a smartphone

21 July, 2020

Researchers have designed and validated a low-cost 3D-printed device that, when connected to a smartphone, makes it possible to conduct chemical analyses.

Selective catalyst for propane dehydrogenation developed

14 July, 2020

Scientists have developed an ultrastable, selective catalyst to dehydrogenate propane without deactivation, even at temperatures of more than 600°C.

Enzyme extraction enables biodiesel production

03 July, 2020

Researchers have developed a novel method for extracting enzymes from bacteria, opening up a new avenue for the enzymatic production of biodiesel.

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