Exploiting electrochemistry to facilitate a radical alkene dichlorination.
Wouldn't it be great if we could create any material we want, and that material would behave exactly as we would like it to? Here's how chemists are trying to do that!
Methane is a molecule in our atmosphere that is contributing to climate change. This research looks at Arctic methane emissions through the use of a model and measurements to allow for a more complete understanding of the global distribution.
Title: Highly efficient quantum dot near-infrared light-emitting diodes Authors: Xiwen Gong, Zhenyu Yang, Grant Walters, Riccardo Comin, Zhijun Ning, Eric Beauregard, Valerio Adinolfi, Oleksandr Voznyy and Edward H. Sargent Publication Info: Nature Photonics, 2016, 10 (4), pp 253-257 DOI: 10.1038/nphoton.2016.11 Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) harness the chemical properties of electroluminescence to bring cheaper, more efficient, and... Continue Reading →
Solar energy is often touted as too expensive for large-scale energy production. This work gives insight into making one component of next gen solar cells, the metal oxide layer, significantly easier to fabricate.
How do synthetic chemists use fundamental, yet robust reactions to chemicals stitch together smaller fragments large and complex natural products? The Porco's Lab latest work might give you a taste of what it's like to exercise the art of total synthesis with a hint of inspiration from biology.