Analytical instrumentation > Chemical analysis

Scientists reveal the structure of benzene

06 March, 2020

Ever since the 1930s, debate has raged inside chemistry circles concerning the fundamental structure of the organic chemical compound benzene.


Anton Paar Multiwave 5000 microwave system

16 January, 2020

Anton Paar's Multiwave 5000 is a versatile microwave platform system for efficient, convenient and safe microwave-assisted analytical and synthetic chemistry.


Metrohm 2060 Process Analyzer

13 November, 2019

The 2060 Process Analyzer, from Metrohm Process Analytics, enables customised online monitoring of industrial processes with multiple parameters and streams.


CSIRO opens flow chemistry facility

29 October, 2019

CSIRO's FloWorks Centre for Industrial Flow Chemistry seeks to provide cutting-edge research into flow chemistry capability, making it more accessible to the chemical manufacturing industry.


Airborne chemicals can now be instantly identified

23 October, 2019

Scientists have developed a portable device that can identify a wide range of airborne gases and chemicals instantly. It could thus assist in the detection of gas leaks and industrial air pollution.


Syrris Atlas HD jacketed reactor systems with upgraded firmware

04 October, 2019

Syrris has upgraded the touchscreen firmware for its Atlas HD jacketed reactor systems to offer many of the automation features previously only available using the system's PC-based control software.


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.


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