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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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McGill profs among ‘Most Influential Scientific Minds'

Two McGill professors have distinguished themselves with inclusion in Thomson Reuters’ 2014 list of the world's hottest researchers.
Wed, 2014-07-09 09:58

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Two McGill professors among ‘Most Influential Scientific Minds’

Two McGill professors have distinguished themselves with inclusion in Thomson Reuters’ 2014 list of the world's hottest researchers.

Highly Cited Researchers 2014 represents some of the world’s leading scientific minds. Over three thousand researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers—ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.

A breakthrough for organic reactions in water

Researchers discover way to use water as solvent in a reaction widely used to make chemical products
Tue, 2014-07-15 16:24

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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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