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High value chemicals for pharmaceuticals could be made cheaper and greener by new catalysts

High value chemicals used to make pharmaceuticals could be made much cheaper and quicker thanks to a series of new catalysts made by scientists at the University of Warwick in collaboration with GoldenKeys High-Tech Co., Ltd. in China.

Tue 01 Oct 2019, 10:23 | Tags: Chemistry, catalysts, Health and Medicine

Breakthrough in understanding enzymes that make antibiotic for drug-resistant pathogen

One of the WHO’s three critical priority pathogens, Acinetobacter baumannii, for which new antibiotics are urgently needed is one step closer to being tackled, as researchers from the Department of Chemistry - University of Warwick have made a breakthrough in understanding the enzymes that assemble the antibiotic enacyloxin.

Light-activated metal catalyst destroys cancer cells’ vital energy source

A space-age metal that formed part of the asteroid that destroyed the dinosaurs could provide a new method of treating cancer tumours selectively using light.

Mon 23 Sep 2019, 16:02 | Tags: research, Chemistry, cancer

Elusive compounds of greenhouse gas isolated by Warwick chemists

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a potent atmospheric pollutant. Although naturally occurring, anthropogenic N2O emissions from intensive agricultural fertilisation, industrial processes, and combustion of fossil fuels and biomass are a major cause for concern. Researchers at the University of Warwick have isolated elusive transition metal compounds of N2O that provide clues into how it could be used in sustainable chemical technologies.

Tue 17 Sep 2019, 11:26 | Tags: climate change, Chemistry, Environment, gas, Sciences

Flexible solar cells a step closer to reality

Solar cells that use mixtures of organic molecules to absorb sunlight and convert it to electricity, that can be applied to curved surfaces such as the body of a car, could be a step closer thanks to a discovery that challenges conventional thinking about one of the key components of these devices.

Wed 11 Sep 2019, 14:02 | Tags: research, Chemistry, solar power

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