Latest chemistry research news

charcoal, water Charcoal can free hydrogen from water, finds new study – In the latest advance in efforts to find an inexpensive way to make hydrogen from ordinary water – scientists are reporting that powder from high-grade charcoal and other forms of carbon can free hydrogen from water illuminated with laser pulses……Read more



Researchers find the reason for blood clotting disorder – Research team at The University of Texas has found the variation that was causing the clotting problem in the case it wasn’t hemophilia. Professor Dianna Milewicz,  collaborated with other researchers to pinpoint exactly how the variation was causing the clotting problem…..Read more

flavonoids, immune systemHuman immune system has large effect with small changes to dietary flavonoids – Scientists at the University of York have discovered that very small chemical changes to dietary flavonoids cause very large effects when the plant natural products are tested for their impact on the human immune system……Read more

Blue-green algae converts waste to fuel efficiently – In the universe of the microbiological world, there is a current species of blue-green algae that, through its powers of photosynthesis and carbon dioxide fixation, or uptake, can produce ethanol, hydrogen, butanol, isobutanol and potentially biodiesel…..Read more



Molybdenum disulfide improves electronic devices –  Researchers at Kansas State University has discovered that a new member of the ultrathin materials family has great potential to improve electronic and thermal devices. Researchers found molybdenum disulfide can manipulate with gold atoms improves electrical characteristics…. Read more


Scientists explain new type of chemical reaction – Previous studies have shown the existence of 36 basic types of chemical reactions. New research has added a 37th type of reaction to the list. The new reaction is an important part of atmospheric reactions that lead to the formation of climate-affecting aerosols; biochemical reactions that may be important for human physiology….Read more

Latest chemical industry news

research centreBASF opens new research centre in Research Triangle Park, US – BASF opened its new research facilities in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina, US. This $33 million expansion includes 80,000 square feet of office, laboratory, climate-controlled greenhouse and laboratories for plant biotechnology research as well as a new environmentally-controlled insect production facility to expand insect control research….. Read more

Total to close steam cracker at Carling, France – Total SA will shut a money-losing steam cracker at Carling in France and invest €160 million ($211 million) in making resin and polymers at the site in a bid to boost profitability of petrochemicals production. The closure in the second half of 2015 will result in a net loss of 210 jobs without redundancies….. Read more

Arkema constructs low global warming potential refrigerant gas plant – Arkema is moving forward with the construction of a 1234yf low global warming potential (LGWP) refrigerant gas production plant with an anticipated start-up in 2016. Forane 1234yf refrigerant gas will serve the future needs and satisfy regulations in the global automotive mobile air conditioning industry….. Read more