Chemistry News

Automating production of pharmaceutical compounds

Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a unique method to automate the production of pharmaceutical compounds.

New technology achieves crucial chemical reactions five times faster

Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed technology that can complete essential chemical reactions five times faster than expected.

Novel enzyme system for the hydrogen industry

An international research team has discovered an enzyme system for the hydrogen industry that can produce hydrogen using electricity and vice versa.

Developing functional bio-inspired synthetic materials

Innovation News Network explores the work of Dr Anna Schenk, from the University of Bayreuth’s Colloidal Systems group, and discusses the group’s role in...

Uncovering the origins of amino acids in the early solar system

Researchers have discovered meteorite amino acids derived from substrates that were more widely available in the early solar system.

Enzyme from fungus could help produce renewable fuels and chemicals

Researchers at the University of York have discovered an enzyme in a fungus could provide a breakthrough in the upscaling of renewable fuels and chemicals.

Mars’ subsurface holds the right conditions for microbial life

A new study conducted by Brown University researchers suggests that Mars’ subsurface has the right conditions for present-day microbial life.

Breaking down biodegradable plastics with new and faster process

Scientists have developed a way to break down biodegradable plastics in only a few weeks using just water and heat.

Biogeophysics: exploring the Earth’s subsurface biosphere

The Ecohydrology Research Group and Water Institute are using their research in biogeophysics to develop tools to observe the Earth’s subsurface biosphere. The Earth’s shallow...

Optimising oxygen evolution reaction to isolate hydrogen without using fossil fuels

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory have been investigating methods to optimise oxygen evolution reaction in research that could make using hydrogen as a clean energy source more efficient and affordable.

The key to understanding landslides

Scientists at Graz University of Technology, Austria, have identified a series of chemical processes that could be the key to understanding landslides. According to the...

First commercial electrochemical CO2 conversion system

Researchers from (KIST) have revealed their development of an electrochemical C02 conversion system for commercial application.


The scientific discipline of chemistry focuses on the elements and compound that compose the world around us.

Chemistry can be split into five subdisciplines that encompass much of the world around us, these are: organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytic chemistry, physical chemistry and biochemistry.

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