MDPI – Catalysts

Despite their high atomic dispersion, single site catalysts with Pt supported on CeO2 were found to have a low activity during oxidation reactions. In this study, we report the behavior of Pt/CeO2 single site catalyst under more complex gas mixtures, including CO, C3H6 and CO/C3H6 oxidation in the absence or presence of water.

September 6, 2021

The Chemical Record

Asymmetric Pd-catalyzed Tsuji-Trost-type allylation is an important catalytic reaction toward chiral natural and unnatural product syntheses. We successfully modified a desalt-type reaction using allyl ester or halide to a dehydrative one using allylic alcohol via the establishment of two redox-mediated donor acceptor bifunctional catalyst systems. 

August 6, 2021

Journal of the American Chemical Society

Under mild reaction conditions with inexpensive cerium and nickel catalysts, easily accessible free alcohols can now be utilized as operationally simple and robust carbon pronucleophiles in selective C(sp3)–C(sp2) cross-couplings.

July 20, 2021

Nature Portfolio Journal

The stabilization of transition metals as isolated centres on suitably tailored carriers with high density is crucial to exploit the technical potential of single-atom heterogeneous catalysts, enabling their maximized productivity in industrial reactors.

July 10, 2021

Two independent Novartis projects, Mic-Drop and MicroCycle, aim to revolutionize early drug discovery while also simultaneously reducing the environmental impact.

June 24, 2021

ACS Infectious Diseases Journal

A novel coumarin-based molecule, designed as a fluorescent surrogate of a thiacetazone-derived antitubercular agent, was quickly and easily synthesized from readily available starting materials.

June 10, 2021

IBM shows how AI creates new molecules at the shore of Zurich lake with integrated live stream to a Chemspeed FLEX AUTOPLANT


May 31, 2021

ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters

Since the 1990s, concerted attempts have been made to improve the efficiency of medicinal chemistry synthesis tasks using automation. Although impacts have been seen in some tasks, such as small array synthesis and reaction optimization, many synthesis tasks in medicinal chemistry are still manual. 

May 10, 2021

Angewandte Chemie Journal

A dynamic structural behavior of Pt nanoparticles on the ceria surface under reducing/oxidizing conditions was found at moderate temperatures (<500 °C) and exploited to enhance the catalytic activity of Pt/CeO2-based exhaust gas catalysts.

April 12, 2021

Topics in Catalysis Journal

The poisoning of Pd-Pt/Al2O3 and Pd-Pt/CeO2-ZrO2-Y2O3-La2O3 methane oxidation catalysts by SO2 was studied under conditions typical for lean burn gas engines. Regeneration of sulfur-poisoned catalysts was achieved by applying rich conditions at 500 and 550 °C. 

April 5, 2021