mechanochemistry

Grinding enzymes to break down cellulose

Published: 13Jun2018

Cellulose, one of the three major components of plants, is showing great promise as a renewable source for many convenience products. It is made of glucose, a molecule which can be fermented by...

Shaking up gold and palladium

Published: 25Jan2018

Mechanochemical method makes noble metal compounds without solvents or harsh reagents. Read more in Chemical & Engineering News, the magazine of the American Chemical Society.

C&En MAGAZINE | Shaking up gold and palladium

Published: 24Jan2018

Mechanochemical method developed by Tomislav Friščić and team makes noble metal compounds without solvents or harsh reagents  C&En Magazine  

Tomislav Friščić awarded NSERC’s Steacie Memorial Fellowship

Published: 7Feb2017

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada has awarded an E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowship to Prof. Tomislav Friščić, to support his work in an innovative branch of chemistry...

A more sustainable way to refine metals

Published: 7Jun2017

A team of chemists in Canada has developed a way to process metals without using toxic solvents and reagents. The system, which also consumes far less energy than conventional techniques, could...

Bash brothers of chemistry discover unusual material

Published: 23Mar2015

The research group of Prof. Tomislav Friščić in McGill’s Department of Chemistry has made a name for itself in the little-known, but growing field of “mechanochemistry,” in which chemical...

Mechanisms of mechanochemistry in video

Published: 19Aug2015

The solvent-free mechanochemical synthesis of a metal-organic framework, ZIF-8, was followed in real-time by in situ X-ray diffraction monitoring‎. The movie can be seen here.

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