Navigation Links
Making hydrogenation greener
Date:6/27/2013

olystyrene and polyethylene glycol. The polymer acts as a wrapping film that protects the iron surface from rusting in the presence of water, while allowing the reactants to reach the water and react.

This innovation enabled the researchers to use iron nanoparticles as catalyst in a flow system, raising the possibility that iron could be used to replace platinum-series metals for hydrogenation under industrial conditions.

"Our research is now focused on achieving a better understanding of how the polymers are protecting the surface of the iron from water, while at the same time allowing the iron to interact with the substrate," says Audrey Moores, an assistant professor of chemistry at McGill and co-corresponding author of the paper.

The results stem from an ongoing collaboration between McGill and RIKEN, one of Japan's largest scientific research organizations, in the fields of nanotechnology and green chemistry. Lead author Reuben Hudson, a doctoral student at McGill, worked on the project at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science and at the Institute for Molecular Science in Japan. Co-authors of the paper are Prof. Chao-Jun Li of McGill, Dr. Go Hamasaka and Dr. Takao Osako of the Institute for Molecular Science, Dr. Yoichi M.A. Yamada of Riken and Prof. Yasuhiro Uozumi of Riken and the Institute for Molecular Science.

"The approach we have developed through this collaboration could lead to more sustainable industrial processes," says Prof. Uozumi. "This technique provides a system in which the reaction can happen over and over with the same small amount of a catalytic material, and it enables it to take place in almost pure water -- the green solvent par excellence."


'/>"/>

Contact: Chris Chipello
christopher.chipello@mcgill.ca
514-398-4201
McGill University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Making memories: How 1 protein does it
2. Killer silk: Making silk fibers that kill anthrax and other microbes in minutes
3. Chemical engineers at UMass Amherst find high-yield method of making xylene from biomass
4. Copper making salmon prone to predators
5. Making healthy food affordable and appealing for low-income populations
6. Winemaking goes high-tech at the University of British Columbia
7. For gay couples, condom decision-making and condom use varies by race
8. Making sense out of the biological matrix of bipolar disorder
9. Making memories: Drexel researchers explore the anatomy of recollection
10. Making chocolate an affordable luxury
11. Are bacteria making you hungry?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... is available in German . ... the protection money demanded of him, he can expect his ... however, as fear of the consequences is enough to make ... parasitic birds, which lay their eggs in other birds, nests. ... brood parasites take their revenge by destroying the entire nest. ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... many serious conditions such as heart disease, epilepsy and ... therapies. Unfortunately, there is still much scientists do not ... and unexpected insight into the structure of sodium channels ... - which are responsible for ,fine-tuning, the activity of ... recent edition of the Journal of Biological Chemistry ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... the process whereby the genetic information of DNA ... proteins, which have numerous different functions in living ... intermediary during gene expression, by relating the genetic ... in manufacturing proteins. , By examining the ... in an organism at a given time, researchers ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Fear of the cuckoo mafia 2Fear of the cuckoo mafia 3Structure of sodium channels different than previously believed 2Rapid and accurate mRNA detection in plant tissues 2
... is crucial to the growth of healthy bones. It is especially ... months of their lives when their bones are growing rapidly. This ... babies a daily vitamin D supplement. But how much vitamin D ... Hope Weiler, from the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at ...
... professorsDavid Heeger, Joseph LeDoux, and Ruth Nussenzweighave been elected ... organization announced today. Heeger and LeDoux, who ... Department of Psychology, and Nussenzweig, a professor in the ... among the 84 new members and 21 foreign associates ...
... CA Bowman Design Group, an integrated marketing and communications ... is the first and only company in the United ... German exhibition and events industry association. Third party verification ... met or exceeded goals set for nine criteria including ...
Cached Biology News:The right amount of vitamin D for babies 23 NYU faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences 2Bowman Design Group is first US company awarded German FAMAB 'Sustainable Company' certification 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... Carahsoft and CDS Federal Services have ... at 2pm EST (11am PST), “Natural Language Processing: Converting ... how technology can turn raw, heterogeneous data into actionable ... The online webinar will last approximately one hour. , ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... of Alliqua, Inc. (OTCQB: ALQA). Alliqua is an emerging ... to serve the wound care market. , Free report ... was restructured with a seasoned management team and Board, ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... In recent years, growing suspicion about the ... development and promotion has led to unprecedented levels of ... concerns about the insidious impact of commercialization of research, ... to the world’s biggest pharmas for illegal marketing activities, ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 13, 2014 Bob Hainsey, a semiconductor ... 20 years in the industry, has joined SPIE, ... will serve as the society’s Science and Technology Strategist. ... SPIE as our Technology Strategist, further strengthening the technical ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Webcast - Natural Language Processing: Converting Raw Data into Actionable Knowledge – Hosted by Carahsoft and CDS Federal Services 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 3The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 2The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 3Photonics R&D Leader Bob Hainsey Joins SPIE Technical Staff 2
... ... their management of research data. The survey,s purpose was to learn about and prove the ... labs are not run efficiently. , ... (PRWEB) -- In a survey commissioned by BioData, 94 researchers from 74 institutions worldwide ...
... Nov. 3 Fertili-Plus(TM) today introduced the ... and easy-to-follow guide, when trying to conceive ... e-book publication, the Fertili-Plus Conception Framework equips couples with ... and reproductive health, and increase their chances of conceiving. ...
... Nov. 3 Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO ) ... provide an update on the progress of Sangamo,s ZFP Therapeutic(TM) ... at 2:20 pm ET on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at ... be held in New York City. , The presentation will ...
Cached Biology Technology:80% of Researchers Surveyed Believe Their Laboratories Are Not Run Efficiently 280% of Researchers Surveyed Believe Their Laboratories Are Not Run Efficiently 3Fertili-Plus Introduces 5-Step Conception Framework 2Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation at Merriman Curhan Ford's Investor Summit 2009 2
... dotLab System brings together two mature, ... immobilized capture surfaces. This combination produces ... for the detection of molecular binding ... labels. , Protein-specific capture molecules are ...
... (RNA polymers) are prepared ... of the enzyme, polynucleotide ... and the appropriate, ribonucleoside ... the exception of catalog ...
... LabWorks Software provides a comprehensive experiment based ... drop down menus yet sophisticated and powerful ... dozens of CCD cameras for easy image ... , Automated Digital Video Playback ...
...
Biology Products: