Universidad de Alicante posted this:New metal-free electrocatalysts for fuel cellsThe Carbon Materials and Environment Research Group of the University of Alicante has developed a new method for obtaining carbon materials with excellent properties such as electrocatalysts in fuel cells or metal-air batteries. The process is based on the thermal treatment of polyaniline (or its derivatives) at high temperature and allows to obtain metal-free carbon materials with a high performance, in a very simple, fast way and in a single stage. These novel materials are characterized by their excellent catalytic activity and selectivity in the oxygen reduction reaction in alkaline medium, they are very stable and resistant to methanol and carbon monoxide poisoning, and above all, they stand out for their low manufacturing cost, which makes them promising candidates to replace the current commercial platinum-based catalysts. We are looking for companies interested in acquiring this technology for commercial exploitation.
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Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla posted this:Process to obtain dimers, trimers and up to polymers from pyridinemethanol derivatives compoundsThe dimerization or polymerization reaction of pyridinic alcohols is carried out in order to produce novel products. The process is carried out in the absence or presence of some solvent, during the process of the current invention, temperature may be or may be not used as catalyst, in the process of the current invention the reaction may be or may not be catalyzed by the presence of a catalyst (acid or base), the resultant products can be produced and separated in an easy way, in the process of the current invention starting from pyridinic alcohols the resultant ethenediols can be produced by a single step reaction. The pyridinemethanol derivatives used as starting compounds, do not oxidize as easily and their handling is easier than that of other compounds. The products produced with etheneidol parts can be used as antioxidants due to their capacity to act as free radicals scavengers.
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla posted this:Process for obtaining an adsorbent from a waste material and use of the adsorbentThis invention provides a natural waste material, specifically avocado seed, its preparation and use for the filling of columns used in the elimination of contaminants present in wastewater. The particles have an irregular shape and variable size for filling columns of different diameter and length. The adsorbent has sufficient hardness for avoiding a particle collapse. The material does not rot, is re-generable and ecological. In the present invention the preparation of the adsorbent, its pre-activation, carbonization and application to eliminate the color of textile wastewater is disclosed.; The color elimination from textile wastewater, as well as decrease of salts, total suspended solids, chemical oxygen demand (COD) and total organic carbon (TOC), is carried out passing the textile wastewater through a column filled with the prepared adsorbent. In batch systems metals dissolved in water can be eliminated.
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Cracow University of Technology posted this:Novel transparent polymer nanocomposites based on PMMA and inorganic semiconductor nanoparticles for optoelectronics applicationsA method of preparing novel and transparent polymer nanocomposites based on a polymeric matrix of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and the inorganic nanoparticles of zinc sulfide doped with manganese atoms (ZnS:Mn).
uacoopera posted this:Lighting device with adjustable white light based on zirconia nanostructuresA group of researchers from a Portuguese university has developed the concept of a lighting device with adjustable white light based on zirconia nanostructures. The invention aims to control the color temperature of white light emission that is different depending on the morphology/dimension of the particles, on the surrounding environment and on excitation power. The advantage of this type of device is based on the high color quality index and the possibility of color temperature control that is relevant to the lighting technologies market. The university is looking for companies that develop this type of solution on an industrial scale. The university is looking for companies that develop this type of solution on an industrial scale for the further joint development of specific applications or technology licensing.
uacoopera posted this:Optical pressure sensor based on zirconia nanostructuresA group of researchers from a Portuguese university has developed the concept of a gas pressure gauge based on the control of the luminescence from zirconia nanostructures. The invention aims to measure the gas pressure based on the nanoparticles emission that is different depending on the amount of gas molecules surrounding the nanoparticles. Comparing with existing solutions, the advantage of this process, which operate in a pressure range of interest for various market sectors (ex. Food industry), is the absence of electrical contacts. The university is looking for companies that develop this type of solution on an industrial scale for the further joint development of specific applications or technology licensing.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:New organo-metallic catalysts for the manufacture of polymersA research group from the Inorganic Chemistry Department of Alcalá University has developed a technology that presents a range of catalysts based on coordination complexes and organometallic, active in functionalization processes (expoditation, hydrosilylation) and polymerization of different organic substrates (olefins and cyclic esters). They are metal complexes belonging to the first transition groups (groups 4-6) and elements from the main groups (groups 1,2 and 13). Its application is aimed at the synthesis of materials with new properties (silicon polymers, biodegradable plastics, polyesters) and the production of small molecules with high added value, used as starting products in many industrial processes (epoxides, silanes). The group is looking for manufacturing agreements and joint venture agreements with companies from the agrofood industry, construction and petrochemicals.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Improved process for selective oxidation of sulfide groups to sulfone by silsesquioxane catalysts.A Spanish-Portuguese research group from the department of Inorganic Chemistry at Alcalá University and ITQB-Universidad Nova of Lisboa of Oeiras, has developed a process of synthesis of titanium silesquioxane compounds and its applications in oxidation catalyst of organic sulphur compounds. The group looks for licencing agreements and commercial or collaboration agreements with pharmaceutical and petrochemical industry, and those industries in charge of the fertilizer preparation and production of compounds for the treatment of environmental problems.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Black titanias for photocatalysis, solar cells and environmental applications• The titania is black, and then absorb in the whole visible range (band gap 2.74 eV) and maintains its photocatalytic activity at least after 5 cycles reaction with an efficiency of 95 %. • The synthesis process is simple, inexpensive and versatile (a wide variety of functional compounds can be incorporated in the structure of the titania lattice avoiding blocking the mesoporosity and maintaining the anatase structure). • Excellent thermal and hydrothermal stability. The functionality is incorporated into the structure of the titania being protected thereby.
Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU posted this:A novel route of the CMK-3 carbon replica synthesis, which may be a material useful in various catalytic and sorption processes as well as electrochemical applicationsThe major advantages of the proposed synthesis route are following: •minimizing of the number of synthesis steps, •elimination of toxic reagents and solvents, •simplification of the equipment required for the synthesis as well as reduction of time and energy consumption, •high reproducibility of obtained product, •a higher structural arrangement of the resultant replica in comparison to materials obtained by the methods previously reported in the literature, •higher content of surface oxygen-containing groups responsible for the high catalytic activity and sorption capacity.
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