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09
Oct 2019

…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.

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07
Dec 2018

… experiment. UV radiation generates radicals The researchers irradiated the ice crystals with the attached molecules using UV light, which excited electrons in the ice particles in the vicinity of the molecules. These excited electrons ionised the...

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17
Apr 2018

… two partial reactions are virtually impossible to reconcile. In order to make the processes compatible from a thermodynamic point of view, suitable catalysts are needed to facilitate the partial reactions. The team around the Bochum chemists Timo...

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14
Nov 2018

…Nat. Comm.: Researchers have combined two concepts that make the system as efficient as precious metal catalysts.

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17
Sep 2018

…Nat. Comm.: The mechanism protects sensitive enzymes from oxygen. It obtains its energy from sugar. Enzymes as biocatalysts can work just as efficiently in fuel cells as expensive precious metal catalysts. However, the enzymes, known as...

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08
Feb 2018

… interaction to hydrogen bonding, but it is based on a halogen substituent instead of hydrogen. Therefore, the halogen atom tends to coordinate with electron rich species like anions. Since our compounds also feature other interactions, we needed to...

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25
Aug 2020

…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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23
Feb 2021

… and with a front cover. Carbenes are very reactive and versatile intermediates in organic synthesis and catalysis – their reactivity stemming from two electrons that are not shared with other atoms. In heterogeneous catalysis, the high reactivity...

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31
Dec 2016

… - 1.5 million Euro for five years. The RUB chemist wants to develop new ligand systems with unique bonding properties. These chemical systems have an electron-rich carbon atom at their core and are bound to metals. They could be used to influence...

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… a spin-labeled protein by EPR Enrica Bordignon, EPR Spectroscopy, RUB 2 Exploring solvation and protonation in the solid state using synchroton and electron diffraction Guido Clever, Supramolecular Chemistry, TU Dortmund 3 Handling and analyzing reactive compounds under inert atmosphere (or LABFUN) …

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