Lights, catalyst, response! Converting CO2 to formic acid using an alumina-supported, iron-based compound

Journal Reference: Daehyeon An, Shunta Nishioka, Shuhei Yasuda, Tomoki Kanazawa, Yoshinobu Kamakura, Toshiyuki Yokoi, Shunsuke Nozawa, Kazuhiko Maeda. Alumina‐Supported Alpha‐Iron(III) Oxyhydroxide as a Recyclable Solid Catalyst for CO 2 Photoreduction under Visible Light. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2022; DOI: 10.1002/anie.202204948 The rising CO2 levels in our atmosphere and their contribution to global warming is now … Read more

Chemical compound promotes healthy ageing, study finds

Journal Reference: Wagner S. Dantas, Elizabeth R.M. Zunica, Elizabeth C. Heintz, Bolormaa Vandanmagsar, Z. Elizabeth Floyd, Yongmei Yu, Hisashi Fujioka, Charles L. Hoppel, Kathryn P. Belmont, Christopher L. Axelrod, John P. Kirwan. Mitochondrial uncoupling attenuates sarcopenic obesity by enhancing skeletal muscle mitophagy and quality control. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, 2022; DOI: 10.1002/jcsm.12982 The … Read more

New potentially painkilling compound found in deep-water cone snails

Journal Reference: Iris Bea L. Ramiro, Walden E. Bjørn-Yoshimoto, Julita S. Imperial, Joanna Gajewiak, Paula Flórez Salcedo, Maren Watkins, Dylan Taylor, William Resager, Beatrix Ueberheide, Hans Bräuner-Osborne, Frank G. Whitby, Christopher P. Hill, Laurent F. Martin, Amol Patwardhan, Gisela P. Concepcion, Baldomero M. Olivera, Helena Safavi-Hemami. Somatostatin venom analogs evolved by fish-hunting cone snails: From … 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

A novel compound might defeat multidrug-resistant bacteria common in hospitals

Journal Reference: Zongqiang Wang, Bimal Koirala, Yozen Hernandez, Matthew Zimmerman, Steven Park, David S. Perlin, Sean F. Brady. A naturally inspired antibiotic to target multidrug-resistant pathogens. Nature, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-04264-x Scientists are especially apprehensive about a broad group of bacteria that circulate in hospitals and can dodge not only blockbuster drugs like penicillin and tetracycline, … Read more