Department of Chemistry

Not always bad—MXenes’ spontaneous oxidation harnessed to create 2-D nanocomposites

Posted by on June 19, 2018

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Researchers at Missouri S&T have discovered a new way to harness the potential of a type of spontaneously oxidized MXene thin films, to create nanocomposites that could sense both light and the environment. Previously, such spontaneous oxidation was considered detrimental because it degrades the MXene structure. The research is published in the June 2018 issue of ACS Nano, one of Google Scholar’s top-rated, peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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In Nature Materials paper, researchers describe new method to boost electron mobility, conductivity

Posted by on June 4, 2018

Two Missouri S&T chemistry researchers are part of an international team that has designed a new metal-organic framework that exhibits dramatic improvements in electron mobility, which could lead to new applications for fuels cells, batteries and other technologies. The team describes its research in a Nature Materials published online Monday, June 4.

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S&T researchers co-author first industry-wide report on sustainable jet fuel emissions

Posted by on May 2, 2018

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Transportation Research Board has released a flagship report on the air quality impacts of sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) emissions. The report is based in part on reviews by Missouri University of Science and Technology faculty Dr. Philip D. Whitefield, chair and professor of chemistry and director […]

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Missouri S&T doctoral student works to improve drug safety, efficacy with new chiral templates

Posted by on April 26, 2018

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In the early 1960s, the Thalidomide drug scare caused thousands of worldwide infant deaths and birth defects from a morning sickness medicine for expectant mothers. The disaster transformed drug regulation systems, and changed the pharmaceutical industry’s understanding of chiral properties: the notion that molecules with otherwise identical properties are in fact mirror images, like your right and left hands. Missouri S&T materials science and engineering doctoral student Meagan Kelso wasn’t even close to being born when the chiral consequences of Thalidomide first became apparent nearly 60 years ago. But the drug industry’s continued efforts to fine-tune how it first identifies and then separates chiral compounds is driving the native Texan’s Ph.D. research.

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Rainer Glaser named chair of chemistry at Missouri S&T

Posted by on April 26, 2018

Dr. Rainer Glaser, professor of chemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia, has been named chair of chemistry at Missouri S&T. His appointment begins Aug. 1.

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Nanodiamond research shines brightly on S&T chemistry student’s success

Posted by on March 22, 2018

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With an enthusiasm for chemistry that’s hard to miss, and scientific achievements that defy her age, Cholaphan Deeleepojananan, a senior in chemistry at Missouri University of Science and Technology, chose her path while in high school in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.

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Researchers discover new accuracies in cancer-fighting, nano drug delivery

Posted by on March 21, 2018

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A promising discovery for advanced cancer therapy reveals that the efficiency of drug delivery in DNA nanostructures depends on their shapes, say researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University of Kansas in a scientific paper published today (March 21, 2018).

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New MXene materials could capture wasted frictional energy from smartphones, and more

Posted by on January 31, 2018

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Imagine that every time you tapped out a message on your smartphone, it would create electric power instead of sapping your phone’s battery. That scenario could one day be a reality, according to a researcher at Missouri S&T.

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Plans to move forward for Biosciences Complex

Posted by on November 10, 2017

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The third and final phase of Missouri S&T’s Biosciences Complex is included in the list of major construction and renovation projects approved by the University of Missouri System Board of Curators Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

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Yinfa Ma to lead S&T’s Center for Biomedical Research

Posted by on September 1, 2017

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Dr. Yinfa Ma, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of chemistry at Missouri University of Science and Technology and associate dean for research and external relations in the College of Arts, Sciences and Business, became director of the newly renamed Center for Biomedical Research at Missouri S&T today (Friday, Sept. 1). The center was established in 2008 […]

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