Author Archives: Mark Peplow

C&EN: Nickel catalyst enables versatile amine synthesis

Method creates hundreds of different amines from handy nitriles.

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C&EN: Single catalyst molecules tracked in solution

Fluorescence microscopy traces Grubbs catalysts’ winding paths during polymerization.

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C&EN: Flexible perosvkite solar cell sets efficiency record

A thin layer of bridging molecules boosts performance by helping charge move seamlessly between layers in the device.

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C&EN: Enzyme protects bacteria from toxic gold

GolR reductase might be harnessed to purify the precious metal from electronic waste.

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C&EN: Claims of water turning into hydrogen peroxide spark debate

Latest study on droplets spontaneously forming hydrogen peroxide tackles ozone contamination questions.

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C&EN: Nitrous oxide harnessed for phenol synthesis

Nickel catalyst helps greenhouse gas prove its worth as a chemical reagent.

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C&EN: Buckyballs boost ethylene glycol synthesis from syngas

C60 acts as electron reservoir for copper catalyst, improving production of ethylene glycol from CO.

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Nature: The race to upcycle CO2 into fuels, concrete and more

Companies are scrambling to turn the greenhouse gas into useful products — but will that slow climate change?

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Nature: African leadership underpins success of malaria drug trial

Urgent research to bolster disease defences demands equitable responsibility and ownership between partners.

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ACS Central Science: Solar Panels Face Recycling Challenge

Researchers and companies are preparing for a looming tsunami of photovoltaic waste.

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