Analytical instrumentation > Chemical analysis

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences QbD1200+ Total Organic Carbon Analyzer

18 April, 2024

The product has been designed to make measuring and analysing total organic carbon simple, reproducible and intuitive, all with one reagent.

Water-based paints contain potentially hazardous chemicals

12 April, 2024

Some water-based paints contain compounds that are considered volatile organic compounds, along with other chemicals of emerging concern.

Autonomous synthesis robot speeds up chemical discovery

14 February, 2024

Dubbed 'RoboChem', the benchtop device can outperform a human chemist in terms of speed and accuracy while also displaying a high level of ingenuity.

Sydney Uni team to develop quantum tech for health applications

18 December, 2023

The team is aiming to use quantum tech to create new molecules that can treat skin cancers or improve sunscreens.

Electrical 'switch' used to control chemical reactions

01 November, 2023

Researchers have succeeded in activating an organic chemical reaction with a simple electric field. To do this, they designed an electrochemical microfluidic reactor.

Fermented onions make plant-based meat more 'meaty'

03 October, 2023

Researchers fermented various fungal species with a range of foods and found that meaty aromas were generated from foods in the Allium family, such as onions and leeks.

Plant-based drinking straws found to contain PFAS

31 August, 2023

Belgian researchers tested 39 brands of straws for poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and found they were most common in straws made from paper and bamboo.

Quantum computer slows chemical process by factor of 100bn

29 August, 2023

Scientists used a quantum computer to directly observe a process critical in chemical reactions by slowing it down by a factor of 100 billion times, in what is said to be a world first.

Novel catalysis scheme is sustainable, affordable and recordable

28 August, 2023

Researchers have developed a novel catalysis scheme that enables chemical reactions that were previously virtually impossible, without the need for rare or precious metals.

Oxygen didn't trigger multicellular organisms, study claims

03 August, 2023

Researchers have made the claim that an increase in oxygen did not catalyse the swift blossoming of Earth's first multicellular organisms, defying a 70-year-old assumption.

Shrimp waste a promising catalyst for hydrogen generation

27 July, 2023

Flexible spheres of the biomolecule chitosan, made from shrimp waste, can be used for catalysts that generate hydrogen gas from borohydride salts.

E-nose can sniff out volatile organic compounds

12 June, 2023

Researchers have created a fluid mechanics-based chamber design for an electronic nose that can detect volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at low concentrations.

Toxic VOCs released from consumer products

31 May, 2023

Many common products like shampoos, body lotions, cleaners, mothballs and paint removers contain toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

How Earth's atmosphere cleans itself

19 April, 2023

Human activities emit many kinds of pollutants into the air, and without a molecule called hydroxide (OH), many of these pollutants would keep aggregating in the atmosphere.

New testing methods to identify designer drugs

21 March, 2023

Researchers have developed new testing methods that can quickly and accurately identify the latest designer drugs, along with better tests for traditional drugs.

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