Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES)
A*STAR scientists have developed strategies to manipulate surface tension in fluids and modify the surface properties of materials. Their findings could increase the yield of crude oil from oil wells and lead to super water- or oil-repellent surfaces.
An improved design for nickel hydroxide catalysts could reduce costs and improve the efficiency of hydrogen fuel and oxygen generation.
With a sound understanding of polymers, their properties and the methods to synthesize them, scientists can create novel materials for a wide range of practical applications.
By controlling the crystallization of pharmaceutical compounds using template surfaces, high quality drugs may be manufactured more cheaply and easily.
Chemists use free radicals to produce polymers strong enough to encapsulate drugs while remaining degradable
An easy route to polymer coatings with potential use in biofouling prevention
Odorless route to polymeric delivery systems is safer and cheaper
Newly discovered enzyme uses an unusual mechanism to generate a molecule with an eye-wateringly awful smell
Leveraging the power of CRISPR-Cas9 to awaken antibiotics from their silent gene clusters
Defects in nanoparticles help to drive the production of hydrogen, a clean-burning fuel
An X-ray analysis reveals the charging mechanism of a promising electrode material