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Researchers make new discovery on the molecular structure of natural products

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Researchers from the Institute of Molecular Science (ICMol) of the University of Valencia have managed to synthesise a new porous material that makes it possible to encapsulate a series of active principles of natural substances and determine their chemical structure by using X-ray diffraction. This will allow for the future characterisation of natural products, hitherto unknown, and to reveal their chemical properties. The work has been published in Nature Communications. Read More

Researchers improve the synthesis of bismuth tungstate with an environmentally-friendly procedure so that it can be used in the degradation of harmful compounds

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A multidisciplinary research team from the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) in collaboration with the Center for Development of Functional Materials (CDMF) of Brazil has shown for the first time the efficient synthesis of bismuth tungstate (Bi2WO6) through a microwave-assisted hydrothermal method and its subsequent femtosecond laser irradiation, which is responsible for the total crystallization of Bi2WO6. Read More

Researchers to facilitate the recycling of PVC by removing lead

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Researchers from the Molecular Science Institute (ICMol) of the University of Valencia are participating in REMADYL, a Horizon 2020 project that consists of developing materials to capture and eliminate PVC lead stabilisers at the end of their useful life and the later use of said lead in the manufacturing of batteries. The work is part of the European line of transition towards a green economy and society through ecological innovation. Read More

New “supercondensers” store electric charge in textile materials

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Researchers of the Alcoi campus of Valencia’s Polytechnic University (UPV) have developed new devices that store electric charge in textile materials, which could be used to, for example, charge our mobile phone. They are supercondensers placed on active carbon tissues that stand out due to their electric properties and high level of power. Their work has been published in the European Polymer Journal. Read More