mechanochemistry

A more sustainable way to refine metals

Published: 7Jun2017

A team of chemists in Canada has developed a way to process metals without using toxic solvents and reagents. The system, which also consumes far less energy than conventional techniques, could...

Tomislav Friščić awarded NSERC’s Steacie Memorial Fellowship

Published: 7Feb2017

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada has awarded an E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowship to Prof. Tomislav Friščić, to support his work in an innovative branch of chemistry...

Mechanisms of mechanochemistry in video

Published: 19Aug2015

The solvent-free mechanochemical synthesis of a metal-organic framework, ZIF-8, was followed in real-time by in situ X-ray diffraction monitoring‎. The movie can be seen here.

Bash brothers of chemistry discover unusual material

Published: 23Mar2015

The research group of Prof. Tomislav Friščić in McGill’s Department of Chemistry has made a name for itself in the little-known, but growing field of “mechanochemistry,” in which chemical...