Highlight Publications


26
Aug 2020
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Making enzymes fit for industrial applications

Angew.Chem.: Bacterial enzymes are often powerful but also very sensitive catalysts. To call up their performance, they therefore need a special environment.

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25
Aug 2020
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Challenges in the development of electrocatalysts

Angew.Chem.: Efficient catalysts are crucial for energy conversion. However, findings from basic research rarely make it into practice at present.

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17
Aug 2020
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New kind of interaction discovered in hydrogen-producing enzymes

PNAS: In hydrogenase enzymes, the transports of protons and electrons have been considered to be separate events until now. However, coupling is the key to success here.

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17
Aug 2020
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#ASKTHEAUTHOR: HOW DRIVING FORCE, SUBSTITUENTS, AND ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCE THE TUNNELING RATES IN SEMIBULLVALENES

'Chemistry - A European Journal' asked 3 questions to solvation scientists Elsa Sanchez-Garcia (University of Duisburg-Essen) and Wolfram Sander (RUB) about their new research on heavy-atom tunneling, which was featured with a cover picture in the journal.

 

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12
Aug 2020
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Selective conversion of reactive lithium compounds made possible

Angew.Chem.: Until now, unwanted by-products have always been produced during the reactions. The catalyst opens up new applications.

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27
Jul 2020
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Water molecules are gold for nanocatalysis

ACS Cat.: Some catalysts show remarkable high activity. Thanks to water.

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29
Jun 2020
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Wrapping up hydrophobic hydration

JPC Lett.: Studied in detail, the embedding of hydrophobic molecules in water looks quite different than previously assumed.

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08
Jun 2020
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More efficient biosolar cells modelled on nature

J.Mat.Chem.A: By combining light-collecting and photosynthesis proteins of different types, more energy can be produced.

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24
Apr 2020
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Water molecules dance in three

Angew.Chem.: Water may look like a simple liquid. However, it is anything but simple to analyse. The unique properties of water are only understandable, if scientists observe the interaction of the molecules.

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17
Feb 2020
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Iodide salts stabilise biocatalysts for fuel cells

Nat.Comm.: Oxygen is the greatest enemy of biocatalysts for energy conversion. A protective film shields them – but only with an additional ingredient: iodide salt.

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