Sustainable Polymer Technologies for Controlling Mercury Pollution
May 3, 2017 | InDaily
Work at Flinders University to test and commercialize a new method to remove mercury pollution from land and water, using polymers that were recovered and repurposed to absorb the pollutants, will progress this year with an $80,000 Australian Government environmental science grant.
Antioxidants and plastics could be made from byproducts of wheat milling
May 3, 2017 | Phys.org
As a commodity, the least valuable part of the wheat grain is the bran – the outer coating of the kernel, which is typically sold as animal feed. Now researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have developed a process to extract valuable biomolecules from this offal which could be used as antioxidants, prebiotics and even food packaging material.
Sustaining the Aquaculture Revolution
May 1, 2017 | C&EN
The aquaculture industry is investing in biochemistry. Companies are developing proteins based on methanol, algae and other alternative feedstocks.
California Moves Forward with New Chemical Regulations
May 1, 2017 | National Law Review
California legislation has prohibited perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in consumer products, including fast food packaging.
Chemists Introduce a User’s Guide for Palladium Acetate
April 29, 2017 | C&EN
Palladium is a critical element of concern for green chemists. This user’s guide spreads awareness of how catalysis involving palladium could be improved, made more predictable and reproducible.
2017 Research Grant for Increasing the Utility of Photoredox Catalysis in Medicinal Chemistry
Due June 2, 2017 at 5 p.m. EDT
The focus of this grant will be toward optimizing existing methodology and reactor technology toward gram-scale photochemical reactions in greener solvents using substrates that are employed widely in the pharmaceutical industry, such as heterocycles and heavily functionalized intermediates. One grant is planned to be awarded and the total award is limited to $50,000 for a grant period of 12 months.
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