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2020-8-26
Planetary ball-milling helps protect our planet from plastics pollution

Researchers at Osaka University have developed supramolecular polymeric materials that combine rapid self-healing with high toughness by using the eff...

2020-6-10
All of the performance, none of the fuss: nitrile hydrogenation done right

Osaka University researchers developed a nano-cobalt phosphide catalyst (nano-Co2P) for the hydrogenation of nitriles to primary amines. Nano-Co2P was...

2020-3-5
Made to Degrade (Eventually)

A research team led by Osaka University developed a high-strength marine biodegradable plastic sheet by combining two ubiquitous biomass resources, st...

2019-12-19
Simple N-terminal modification of proteins

Osaka University researchers report efficient one-step modification of protein N termini using functional molecules containing 1H-1,2,3-triazole-4-car...

2019-5-17
Artificial peptide bond formation provides clues to creation of life on Earth

Using amino thioacids rather than regular amino acids, Osaka University researchers established a new method to form α-peptide bonds for polypeptide c...

2019-4-23
LED-ing the way: a clean and convenient method to oxidize plastic surfaces for industry

A Japanese research team at Osaka University used chlorine dioxide to oxidize polypropylene. Under LED irradiation, ClO2• radicals attacked the methyl...

2018-12-25
Give It the Plasma Treatment: Strong Adhesion without Adhesives

A Japanese research team at Osaka University used plasma treatment to make fluoropolymers and silicone resin adhere without any adhesives. Heat-assist...

2018-5-8
AI Software Assists Design of New Material for Solar Cells

Researchers from Osaka University used machine learning to design new polymers for organic photovoltaics (solar cells). After mining data from previou...

2018-1-23
A simple new approach to plastic solar cells

Osaka University researchers built on their previous work to develop new advanced organic polymer. When applied in the solar cells, the polymers forme...

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