JACS: New findings are expected to help protect the hydrogen-producing enzymes from harmful oxygen - which is interesting for biotechnological applications.
JACS: Oxygen threatens sustainable catalysts that use hydrogen to produce electricity in fuel cells. Researchers from Bochum and Marseille have developed a way to combat this.
Angew. Chem.: Noble-metal-free nanoparticles could serve as catalysts for the production of hydrogen from water. Because they are so small, their properties are difficult to determine.
JACS: Enzymes use cascade reactions to produce complex molecules from comparatively simple raw materials. Researchers have now copied this principle.
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 can be easily controlled.
Angew. Chem.: Although water is omnipresent, the interaction between individual water molecules is not yet fully understood.
Ang.Chem.: Unlike metallic magnets, magnets consisting of organic molecules could be lightweight, transparent, flexible or liquid. Normally, however, they are unstable.
PNAS: The heart of the biological catalyst is only introduced during the last step. The process is complex.
'ChemPhysChem' asked 4 questions to Wolfram Sander (RUB) and Elsa Sanchez-Garcia (University of Duisburg-Essen) about their new research on the dynamics of a peptide in explicit solvent, which was featured with a cover picture in the journal.
JACS: Membraneless protein droplets may have played a role in initiating life on Earth, under harsh temperature and pressure conditions