inorganic catalyst

in·or·gan·ic cat·a·lyst

a substance with catalyzing properties that lacks carbon-carbon and carbon-hydrogen bonds, for example, the elements platinum and rhodium.
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So in 2015, Nocera built a hybrid device that first split water using an inorganic catalyst to make hydrogen, as other artificial leaf technologies do.
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"The advantage of interfacing the inorganic catalyst with biology is you have an unprecedented platform for chemical synthesis that you don't have with inorganic catalysts alone," said Brendan Coln, a graduate student in systems biology in the Silver lab and a co-author of the paper.
In conclusion, we have reported a new catalytic method for the synthesis of Ibuprofen using Silica-Supported Preyssler Nanoparticles ([H.sub.14][Na[P.sub.5][W.sub.30][O.sub.110]]/Si[O.sub.2]) (SPNPs) as an efficient, reusable, and eco-friendly heterogeneous inorganic catalyst. The advantages of this method are reusability of the catalyst, easy work-up procedure, and high yields.
Accordingly, the practical feasibility of microwave assisted solvent-free protocols in various organic transformations by the mediation of inorganic catalysts provided a number of advantages of environmental interest, including easy isolation and recovery from the reaction medium.
The SDA said the scope of substances exempted from registration should be extended to impurities, inorganic catalysts, homogenous and heterogeneous alloys, byproducts formed incidentally by chemical interaction between components in a preparation and articles.
Bernal, (15) Smirnova, (16) and Cairns-Smith (17) emphasized the role of catalytic properties of inorganic catalysts in the synthesis of earliest living systems.
Enzymes that withstand the assault of high heat--or acidity, alkalinity, and salt--could improve upon many of the inorganic catalysts now used in chemical manufacturing.
In contrast to inorganic catalysts like those used in automobiles which can convert hundreds of different organic compounds to harmless exhaust, enzymes are very specific.