Analytical instrumentation > Chemical analysis

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.

AI used to discover highly selective catalysts

10 March, 2023

Researchers have demonstrated a machine learning method that utilises 2D chemical descriptors to accurately predict highly selective asymmetric catalysts.

Thermo Scientific Gallery Aqua Master wet chemistry analysers

17 February, 2023

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched two wet chemistry analysers that deliver fully automated, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-compliant testing for environmental, agricultural and industrial testing labs.

ECD OIW80 oil-in-water analyser

01 February, 2023

The intelligent analyser is designed to precisely measure oil over a wide range of 0 to 30 ppm (mg/L) and can be factory preconfigured to measure oil in multiple ranges or easily set in the field.

One-pot-and-one-step process to create block polymers

02 November, 2022

Bringing a new level of control to making long and geometrically interlinked polymer molecules from several different alternating molecular units joined in a controlled sequence.

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