New study shows how uranium can replace plastic


New study shows how uranium can replace plastic

Uranium can perform reactions that previously no one thought possible, which could transform the way industry makes bulk chemicals, polymers, and the precursors to new drugs and plastics, according to new findings from The University of Manchester.The chemists have discovered that uranium can perform reactions that used to be the preserve of transition metals such as rhodium and palladium.And because uranium sits between different types of reactivity of lanthanides and transition metals.. Read More

 

A breakthrough in catalysis research by academics at the Universities of St Andrews and Newcastle could lead to the development of clean diesel engine technology and help combat air pollution.Catalysis is an important process that underpins the chemical industry allowing us to efficiently produce the chemicals that we need. It also allows us to clean-up the pollution that we would otherwise emit into the atmosphere.Catalysts are typically metallic nanoparticles, often platinum group metals that are finely deposited upon a substrate. Read More

 

Praxair Inc (PX) and GE Aviation has opened a new facility for their PG Technologies business, which specializes in advanced coatings that enable jet engines to withstand higher temperatures and stresses.PG Technologies is a joint venture between Praxair Surface Technologies Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Praxair Inc and GE Aviation.The 300,000 square-foot facility is expected to employ at least 250 people to meet demand for the latest generation of jet engines, including the GE9X and the CFM LEAP. Read More

 

ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM) said that it will combine its refining and marketing operations into a single company, ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants Company, in the first quarter of 2018.Bryan Milton, currently president of ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Company, has been appointed president of the combined division by ExxonMobil’s board of directors, effective 1 Jan 2018. Read More
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