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.

Classified as: Research, Green Chemistry, catalyst, Chao-Jun Li, McGill News, oxidant, silver, solvent
Published on: 27 Mar 2015

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.

Classified as: Green Chemistry, catalyst, Chao-Jun Li, hydrogenation, Institute for Molecular Science, iron, Moores, nanoparticles, RIKEN
Published on: 27 Jun 2013