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Another step forward for green chemistry

McGill researchers find small quantities of silver can serve as an efficient catalyst to convert aldehydes to acids
Fri, 2015-03-27 15:09

A tiny bit of silver, combined with water and air, can convert aldehydes into acids efficiently -- instead of the classical methods using stoichiometric amounts of expensive or toxic metal oxidants, according to a new study by McGill University researchers.

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Making hydrogenation greener

Researchers discover way to use iron as catalyst for widely used chemical process, replacing heavy metals
Thu, 2013-06-27 15:02

Researchers from McGill University, RIKEN (The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, Wako, Japan) and the Institute for Molecular Science (Okazaki, Japan) have discovered a way to make the widely used chemical process of hydrogenation more environmentally friendly – and less expensive.

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