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24
Apr 2020
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Water molecules dance in three

Ang.Chem.: Water may look like a simple liquid. However, it is anything but simple to analyse. The unique properties of water are only understandable,…

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10
Feb 2020
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Observing proteins in their natural environment

PNAS: Proteins can expel active pharmaceutical ingredients from the target cells. Now we can now watch them as they do it.

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04
Feb 2020
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Fast screening for potential new catalysts

Ang.Chem.: A new concept makes it possible to identify the most promising among an abundance of possible element combinations.

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04
Nov 2019
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How oxygen destroys the core of important enzymes

JACS: New findings are expected to help protect the hydrogen-producing enzymes from harmful oxygen – which is interesting for biotechnological…

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09
Oct 2019
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How to make biocatalysts immortal

JACS: Oxygen threatens sustainable catalysts that use hydrogen to produce electricity in fuel cells. Researchers from Bochum and Marseille have…

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30
Sep 2019
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Converting CO2 to valuable resources with the help of nanoparticles

JACS: Enzymes use cascade reactions to produce complex molecules from comparatively simple raw materials. Researchers have now copied this principle.

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11
Sep 2019
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Molecule properties change through light

Angew. Chem.: Green light affects this chemical compound in a different way than blue light. The molecule is of interest to computer industry as it…

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19
Aug 2019
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How two water molecules dance together

Ang.Chem.: Although water is omnipresent, the interaction between individual water molecules is not yet fully understood.

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08
Aug 2019
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How Nature splits water and powers the planet

PNAS: An international research team including the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (MPICEC) in Germany and The Australian National…

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30
Jul 2019
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Next step in producing magnetic organic molecules

Ang.Chem.: Unlike metallic magnets, magnets consisting of organic molecules could be lightweight, transparent, flexible or liquid. Normally, however,…

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24
Jul 2019
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How nature builds hydrogen-producing enzymes

PNAS: The heart of the biological catalyst is only introduced during the last step. The process is complex.

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25
Jun 2019
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Award for Nicolas Plumeré

The researcher integrates plant enzymes into sensors and fuel cells.

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25
Jun 2019
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High reaction rates even without precious metals

JACS: Precious metals are often efficient catalysts. But they are expensive and rare. However, it has so far been difficult to determine how efficient…

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17
Jun 2019
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Preventing drugs from being transported

Nat. Comm.: Certain membrane proteins specialise in transporting molecules out of cells – a problem for the efficacy of cancer medication and…

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15
May 2019
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Applying precious metal catalysts economically

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.: Precious metal nanoparticles of platinum and gold are excellent catalysts. But they are expensive and rare. This new method…

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03
May 2019
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Monitoring the lifecycle of tiny catalyst nanoparticles

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.: Since they are so tiny, it is difficult to investigate single nanoparticles. However, this is exactly what researchers are…

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26
Apr 2019
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Improving the lifetime of bioelectrodes for solar energy conversion

JACS: The key to a long life for bioelectrodes lies in an oxygen-free environment.

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15
Apr 2019
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How eye-lens proteins gather or spread with pressure

J. Am. Chem. Soc.: Membraneless protein droplets may have played a role in initiating life on Earth, under harsh temperature and pressure conditions …

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29
Mar 2019
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Catalysts for controlled cascade reactions

It is difficult to convert carbon dioxide or nitrogen oxides into useful or harmless substances. Wolfgang Schuhmann wants to find a way and is being…

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27
Mar 2019
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How nerve cells control misfolded proteins

EMBO Journal: Neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s or Parkinson’s disease are associated with misfolded and aggregated proteins.…

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