Chlorine In The News
June 7, 2018
The chlorine-based antibacterial compound, triclosan, has potential to combat life-threatening infections in people with diseases such as cystic fibrosis when combined with a tobramycin, an antibiotic, according to a paper in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (June 2018).
April 6, 2018
Hypochlorous acid, the active ingredient in chlorine bleach is the main ingredient in a toxic cocktail produced by the human immune system to destroy bacteria, according to a new study by researchers from two German universities, published in eLife journal.
Nanomaterials use chlorine chemistry to improve solar power plants, camera and virtual reality optics
March 8, 2018
In two recent developments, titanium dioxide is driving advances in solar power generation and cameras and optical devices for virtual and augmented reality.
January 24, 2018
Cisplatin, a chlorine-containing anticancer therapy, is highly effective at combating testicular cancer, notes an American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) article (November 16).
October 27, 2017
PVC is used in a prize-winning head and neck support system for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a rare group of degenerative neurological diseases that affect the brain and spinal cord.
August 18, 2017
A new electric car will charge up using solar panels – made using chlorine chemistry – in its bodywork.
August 2, 2017
Can 3D printed titanium dioxide foam solar cells, batteries and radiation shielding help the National Aeronautics and Space Agency’s (NASA) International Space Station (ISS) function more efficiently?
August 1, 2017
Researchers in Australia and Germany are focused on a key step in the process by which a widely-used antibiotic is produced in nature. This step involves incorporating a chlorine atom to the molecular structure, and plays a significant role in the antibiotic’s effectiveness.
July 12, 2017
Scientists at Australia’s RMIT University have developed a solar paint that can absorb water vapor and split it to generate hydrogen, the cleanest source of energy.
July 12, 2017
Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore have used chlorine to treat the surface of titanium orthopedic implants to kill bacteria.