Tracing regional origin of anything organic: Strontium isoscape mapping

Journal Reference: R. T. Kramer, R. L. Kinaston, P. W. Holder, K. F. Armstrong, C. L. King, W. D. K. Sipple, A. P. Martin, G. Pradel, R. E. Turnbull, K. M. Rogers, M. Reid, D. Barr, K. G. Wijenayake, H. R. Buckley, C. H. Stirling, C. P. Bataille. A bioavailable strontium (87Sr/86Sr) isoscape for Aotearoa … Read more

A 4 V-class metal-free organic lithium-ion battery gets closer to reality

Journal Reference: Yuto Katsuyama, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Kazuyuki Iwase, Yoshiyuki Gambe, Itaru Honma. Are Redox‐Active Organic Small Molecules Applicable for High‐Voltage (>4 V) Lithium‐Ion Battery Cathodes? Advanced Science, 2022; 2200187 DOI: 10.1002/advs.202200187 Unlike conventional lithium-ion batteries, which depend on rare-earth materials such as cobalt and lithium, organic batteries exploit naturally abundant elements such as carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, … Read more

Low cost, eco-friendly catalyst opens new possibilities for organic molecules built from pyruvate

Journal Reference: Santanu Mondal, Ravindra D. Aher, Venkati Bethi, Yu-Ju Lin, Tohru Taniguchi, Kenji Monde, Fujie Tanaka. Control of Reactions of Pyruvates by Catalysts: Direct Enantioselective Mannich Reactions of Pyruvates Catalyzed by Amine-based Catalyst Systems. Organic Letters, 2022; 24 (9): 1853 DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.2c00436 The research, recently published in Organic Letters, is an important step towards … Read more

New flow battery stores power in simple organic compound

Journal Reference: Jelte S. Steen, Jules L. Nuismer, Vytautas Eiva, Albert E. T. Wiglema, Nicolas Daub, Johan Hjelm, Edwin Otten. Blatter Radicals as Bipolar Materials for Symmetrical Redox-Flow Batteries. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2022; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c13543 Flow batteries are not very different from the everyday batteries that we use. The big difference is … Read more

Microplastics increase the toxicity of organic pollutants in the environment by a factor of 10, study finds

Microplastics increase the toxicity of organic pollutants in the environment by a factor of 10, study finds – NovLink Home Mash Q Microplastics increase the toxicity of organic pollutants in the environment by a factor of 10, study finds We wish to thank the writer of this article for this awesome web content Microplastics increase … Read more

Stellar cocoon with organic molecules at the edge of our galaxy

Journal Reference: Takashi Shimonishi, Natsuko Izumi, Kenji Furuya, Chikako Yasui. The Detection of a Hot Molecular Core in the Extreme Outer Galaxy. The Astrophysical Journal, 2021; 922 (2): 206 DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ac289b The scientists from Niigata University (Japan), Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Taiwan), and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, used the Atacama … Read more

Efficient organic solar cells processed from green solvents

Journal Reference: Haiyang Chen, Rui Zhang, Xiaobin Chen, Guang Zeng, Libor Kobera, Sabina Abbrent, Ben Zhang, Weijie Chen, Guiying Xu, Jiyeon Oh, So-Huei Kang, Shanshan Chen, Changduk Yang, Jiri Brus, Jianhui Hou, Feng Gao, Yaowen Li, Yongfang Li. A guest-assisted molecular-organization approach for >17% efficiency organic solar cells using environmentally friendly solvents. Nature Energy, 2021; … Read more

Researchers light the way for organic glow-in-the-dark materials

Journal Reference: Kazuya Jinnai, Ryota Kabe, Zesen Lin, Chihaya Adachi. Organic long-persistent luminescence stimulated by visible light in p-type systems based on organic photoredox catalyst dopants. Nature Materials, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41563-021-01150-9 “Not only are organic materials much more available and easier to work with than inorganic materials but they are also soluble, which has the … Read more

Simulation reveals molecular footprint of organic air pollutants

Journal Reference: Jie Zhang, Xiao He, Yaqin Gao, Shuhui Zhu, Shengao Jing, Hongli Wang, Jian Zhen Yu, Qi Ying. Estimation of Aromatic Secondary Organic Aerosol Using a Molecular TracerA Chemical Transport Model Assessment. Environmental Science & Technology, 2021; DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c03670 “Human activity has led to a substantial increase in organic air pollutants, like aerosols, which … Read more