Nanocar Race II [+]

CiQUS-LEGOCHIP researchers Diego Peña, Jesús Castro and Manuel Vilas participated in the II Nanocar Race, as part of the Sancar team, with researchers from the Materials Physics Center (San Sebastian).

SynHiSel programme: £9 million research programme to reinvent chemical separation methods  [+]

Chemical separations are critical to almost every aspect of our daily lives, from the energy we use to the medications we take, but consume 10-15% of the total energy used in the world. It has been estimated that highly selective membranes could make these separations 10-times more energy efficient and save 100 million tonnes/year of carbon dioxide emissions and £3.5 billion in energy costs annually (US DoE).

Toward 2-Thiophyne [+]

Around 120 years ago, Störmer and Kahlert postulated, for the first time, the generation of a didehydroaromatic intermediate, 2,3-didehydrobenzofuran, although the general acceptance of arynes was not firmly established until the 1950s.