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For Chemistry Demonstrations, CSB Recommends Stricter Controls

Chemical safety board issues bulletin after multiple children burned in… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: Thermite vs Dry Ice

What happens when you try to burn a -78.5… Read more >

New solar material converts 90% of captured light into heat

Scientists have created the ‘black hole of sunlight’ - a new… Read more >

Genes may influence who survives Ebola

A new study in mice has revealed that Ebola may… Read more >

Reactive Lewis Pairs Hydrogenate Carbonyls

Catalysis: Metal-free reactions convert ketones to alcohols Read more >

Sasol Moves Ahead On Louisiana Ethylene

Company says high labor costs are a big part of… Read more >

Big Chemical Firms See Strong Third Quarter


Earnings: Diversified chemical makers managed their way to profits despite… Read more >

Tailoring An Electrolyte For High-Efficiency Lithium-Air Batteries

Electrochemistry: Optimizing the composition of an ionic liquid electrolyte boosts… Read more >

Compound Reverses The Anticlotting Effects Of Heparin


Translational Medicine: Antidote shuts down anticoagulation of all clinically available… Read more >

Shedding Light On Cell Mechanics

Sensors: Two teams independently design similar systems for investigating cell… Read more >

Oil Rose And Then Fell After Deepwater Horizon Disaster


Researchers reveal how oil landed on the seafloor in the… Read more >

Plea for EU to act on GM from plant scientists

Open letter from top researchers decries politicisation of the approval… Read more >

Square planar iron complex breaks inorganic dogma

Unusual spin state could open the door to new and… Read more >

X marks the structure

Elisabeth Jeffries discovers there’s a diffractometer for everything from… Read more >

Acid choice flips enantioselectivity

Changing proton source in asymmetric decarboxylation unexpectedly delivers opposite configuration… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: Why I'm Scared of Spiders

Arachnophobia affects around 6 percent of the global population. That… Read more >

Aerial images shed light on the Middle East’s mysterious stone circles

Huge, near-perfect stone circles found across Jordan have been… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: The Science of Beer

Discovered around 8,000 years ago in ancient Egypt, beer… Read more >

Scientists have invented a brain decoder that could read your inner thoughts

Scientists have figured out how to read the words of… Read more >

Scientists now know why scratching makes you more itchy

New research suggests that the "feel-good" hormone that makes… Read more >

DNA barcodes can tell you exactly where your food came from

Scientists have created barcodes that can be added directly to… Read more >

A new type of brain cell has been discovered

Researchers have described a never-before-seen brain cell shape… Read more >

Transgenic Plants Sop Up Soil Pollutants

Environment: Plants bearing bacterial genes metabolize toxic organic compounds in… Read more >

Sanofi Ousts CEO Viehbacher

Pharmaceuticals: Board cites reason of management style, but investors see… Read more >

Oil Rose And Then Fell After Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Researchers reveal how oil landed on the seafloor in the… Read more >

Frustrated Lewis Pairs Turn Carbonyls Into Alcohols

Reaction system enables the first metal-free catalytic hydrogenations of… Read more >

Dow And DuPont Log Strong Third Quarter

Finance: Both firms must contend with investor pressure to split… Read more >

Fool's gold

Metal coatings can be useful for protection – or disguise Read more >

10 years ago: Manchester merger

UMIST and the Victoria University of Manchester merged to form… Read more >

DNA 'barcodes' used to track food

Milk has been successfully tracked as it is turned into… Read more >

Mirror mirror on the ocean

Persistent foams stabilise the possibility of oceanic mirrors that boost… Read more >

Daniell's cell

Powerful connections Read more >

Spheres of influence

Philip Ball savours the chemistry of avant-garde gastronomy Read more >

A new way to convert light to electricity

Discovery could lead to novel photovoltaics made from just metals… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: This is not a rainbow

Roses are red, violets are blue, and purple in a… Read more >

This is your brain on magic mushrooms

A new study has revealed that magic mushrooms give users… Read more >

Scientists use stem cells to grow tiny human stomachs

Scientists have managed to grow tiny human stomachs from stem… Read more >

Gladiators drank a post-workout drink made from ash

Turns out gladiators weren’t that different to modern-day… Read more >

The real damage from yesterday’s rocket explosion

Yesterday the Antares rocket exploded shortly after take off. Luckily… Read more >

There's now a vaccine to stop koalas getting Chlamydia

Chlamydia kills half the koala population in Australia, but things… Read more >

New technology shows nurses where your veins are

This handheld infrared light device is about to make donating… Read more >

An African solar plant could power UK homes by 2018

The extreme heat of the Sahara desert could soon be… Read more >

Study suggests milk doesn't strengthen your bones - it ages you instead

We’ve been brought up to think that drinking milk… Read more >

World's most advanced flying car unveiled in Austria

Ladies and gentlemen, the future is now. A Slovakia-based… Read more >

Financial hurdles prevent women returning to STEM

Survey suggests women in science and engineering careers find it… Read more >

Human growth hormone

Marketed as a path to eternal youth but banned in… Read more >

From oil to chemicals

After decades of exporting oil, Saudi Arabia is looking to… Read more >

Review finds nanosafety is no small issue

Audit of safety studies reveals shortcomings that distort our understanding… Read more >

EU warns DuPont and Honeywell over green refrigerants

Commission thinks cooperation may have been anti-competitive Read more >

Judge slashes fines in drug safety case

Takeda and Eli Lilly’s $9 billion damages in diabetes… Read more >

Building a city of knowledge

Fernando Albericio left a comfortable position in Spain to help… Read more >

Lycopodium alkaloids

Not all natural products are created equal. BRSM looks at… Read more >

CHF3bn redevelopment for Roche’s Basel site

New buildings will move employees out of rented office space… Read more >

Platform to expand in agrochemicals by buying Arysta

Business will be integrated with previous acquisitions for a broad… Read more >

Learning a new word stimulates the same region of the brain as sex, research shows

A new study has revealed that expanding your vocabulary can… Read more >

Chefs and scientists have joined forces to perfect Japanese food

Japanese cuisine and cooking methods have been put under the… Read more >

Algal virus found slowing down the brains of humans

We catch viruses from animals all the time, but what… Read more >

Ferns can change their neighbour’s sex

Japanese climbing ferns are able to engineer the sex of… Read more >

Newly explored regions of the human genome reveal fundamental processes of life

Scientists have gained an insight into previously uncharted regions of… Read more >

Leading R&D Executives To Retire

Research: DuPont’s Connelly and BASF’s Kreimeyer to leave… Read more >

Sasol, Westlake Move On Projects

Companies are spending billions to build new capacity in gas… Read more >

UC Spent Nearly $4.5 Million To Defend Lab Death Case

Sum covered six years of legal bills for both UC… Read more >

Amgen stacks up additional job cuts

Up to 1100 more staff face redundancy in ongoing restructuring… Read more >

Chemical space is big. Really big.

You think it’s a long way to the back… Read more >

Molecular magnet goes ultracool

Magnetic refrigeration taken to below 1K for the first time… Read more >

2D arsenic allotrope predicted

Graphene-like monolayer could be made by exfoliating grey arsenic… Read more >

China's science academy launches new reform drive

Nation's largest science body will be reshuffled amid government… Read more >

Dana Roth: Reaching out from the library

Caltech’s chemistry librarian chats to Chemistry World about how… Read more >

White House Halts Gain-Of-Function Research

Recent biosecurity failures prompt a hiatus and review of the… Read more >

Harvesting heat

Philip Ball looks at the materials that harness waste heat… Read more >

Ineos bets big on shale

UK profit-sharing plan and transatlantic ethane shipping contracts show… Read more >

Folding rules used to build unnatural proteins

Understanding protein folding and stability leads to new proteins with… Read more >

Self-cleaning surfaces from scrap silicone

Simple mechanical process converts waste silicone into a superhydrophobic material… Read more >

Nuclear chief heads back to academia

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s chairman resigns, saying she has… Read more >

Troublemaking HER3 Enzyme Trashed

Drug Discovery: Cancer-causing pseudokinase directed to cellular garbage can… Read more >

Iridium Dressed To The Nines

Periodic Table: IrO4+ is the first molecule with an element… Read more >

Microbial miners

Jon Evans discovers the microbes hard at work on our… Read more >

Peeking At A Cell’s Small Molecules

Mass spectrometry method can analyze an individual living cell’s… Read more >

When Applied To Soybean Seeds, Neonicotinoid Pesticides Offer Negligible Benefits For Crop Yield, EPA Says

Insecticides: More effective insect controls are available, agency analysis concludes… Read more >

Deals Boom In Off-Patent Ag Chemicals

Crop Protection: The latest, Platform’s acquisition of Arysta, will… Read more >

The resolution revolution

Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy earned three of its creators a… Read more >

Iridium forms compound in +9 oxidation state

Iridium oxide cation made by pulsed-laser vaporisation in the… Read more >

Agilent to exit NMR

Closure of loss-making ex-Varian business gives users investment… Read more >

US agency fast-tracks Ebola vaccine development

Health and Human Services invests almost $6 million to ready… Read more >

Cyanide test for cassava

Colour changing system indicates if developing world staple is ok… Read more >

New light microscope creates 3D movies inside living cells

Researchers have built a microscope that can examine the inner… Read more >

Amgen seeks injunction to protect patents

Sanofi and Regeneron sued over cholesterol-regulating antibodies Read more >

Driving profit through smart procurement

How effective are your purchasing habits? Learn about cost-saving… Read more >

Magnesium chloride

It may have no common name, but as Brian Clegg… Read more >

Two for the price of one

This year’s Nobel prizes show that chemistry truly is… Read more >

Next milestone in US HCFC phase out

Ozone-depleting refrigerants will be phased out by 2020 under… Read more >

Mechanical Force May Help HIV Invade Cells

Cell Biology: T-cell receptors involved in the first step… Read more >

Develop your GCMS sampling methods the Smart way

Find out more about Smart Features and techniques that help… Read more >

Isotope effect produces new type of chemical bond

Evidence emerges for vibrational bond first proposed 30 years ago… Read more >

Free legal help for embattled US scientists

Pro bono effort to defend government and university scientists from… Read more >

EPA takes steps to prevent herbicide resistance in weeds

US Agency approves spray for resistant engineered crops, but with… Read more >

Research to make pathogens more dangerous halted

US agencies temporarily suspend funding certain ‘gain-of-function’ research… Read more >

Nuclear energy's next generation

Sarah Houlton meets the graduates training for careers in the… Read more >

Charged Polymers Package Proteins

Drug Delivery: Researchers use oppositely charged polypeptides to create a… Read more >

Reductive Dehalogenase Structures Solved

Structural Biology: Enzymes use vitamin B12 in unusual way, could… Read more >

Ethylene Planned For North Dakota

Investment: The oil-rich region looks to participate in the… Read more >

Department Of Defense Plans For Adaptation In Light Of Climate Change

Shifting environmental factors will affect the way military action is… Read more >

Natural Gas Not Climate Savior

Global Warming: Trio of studies points to need for low… Read more >

Microbes Enrich Biogas And Synthesize Valuable Chemical

Renewable Energy: Researchers enlist bacteria to turn the carbon dioxide… Read more >

Soybeans Treated With Neonicotinoid Pesticides Offer Few Benefits, EPA Says

Alternative chemicals, more effective insect controls are available Read more >

Cheerios-Fed Fungi Yield Biofilm Blockers

Natural Products: Soil fungi dine on breakfast cereal, then construct… Read more >

Agilent To Exit NMR Business

Instrumentation: About 300 jobs will go as firm drops nuclear… Read more >

AbbVie Drops Plan To Purchase Shire

Pharmaceuticals: U.S. company cites change in tax regulations for… Read more >

Broccoli Compound Improves Autism Symptoms

Natural products: Small study suggests antioxidant sulforaphane could be a… Read more >

Tianhe Shares Plunge After Trading Resumes

Finance: Investors dump stock of Chinese chemical firm accused of… Read more >

Naked Aryl Anion Made In Solution

Chemical Reactivity: Small, transient carbanion lacks traditional stabilizing factors Read more >

Nanovessel Host Leads To Retention Of Configuration In SN2 Reaction

Organic Chemistry: Unexpected reaction may arise from unprecedented supramolecular chemistry… Read more >

Preparedness For Ebola Questioned

Pharmaceuticals: U.S. is working to accelerate drug and vaccine… Read more >

Agilent Will Shut Down NMR Business

About 300 jobs will go as firm exits nuclear magnetic… Read more >

New Method Yields High-Quality Graphene Aerogels

Nanomaterials: High-temperature annealing gives aerogels that could be used… Read more >

Broccoli Compound Improves Autism Symptoms

Natural products: Small study suggests antioxidant sulforaphane could be a… Read more >

Nanovessel Host Leads To Retention Of Configuration In SN2 Reaction

Organic Chemistry: Unexpected reaction may arise from unprecedented supramolecular chemistry… Read more >

Chromatography Method Measures Protein-Small Molecule Interactions

Analytical Chemistry: Technique could be used to quickly assess drug… Read more >

Naked Aryl Anion Formed In Solution

Chemical Reactivity: Small, transient carbanion lacks traditional stabilizing factors Read more >

Simple Molecules Block Bacterial Biofilms

Antimicrobials: Compounds thwart film formation by interrupting osmotic regulation in… Read more >

Tianhe Shares Plunge After Trading Resumes

Finance: Investors dump stock of Chinese chemical firm accused of… Read more >

Seeking Pharma Bright Spots

CPhI: Business niches offered the most promise for conference attendees… Read more >

European Scientists Protest Cuts

Declining science budgets across continent spark month of action Read more >

Chemists Win National Medal Of Science

Awards: Three winners span chemistry fields Read more >

Farmers Sue Syngenta

Agriculture: U.S. corn prices plunge after China rejects shipments… Read more >

Lab-Made Sugars Aid Diagnosis

Infectious Disease: Synthetic oligosaccharides could solve long-standing brucellosis detection… Read more >

Ribozyme Swaps Genes With A Flip Of A Switch

Gene Therapy: Researchers developed a ribozyme that targets and replaces… Read more >

Liquid Crystal Goes From Transparent To Mirrorlike With A Simple Jolt

Photonics: A tunable mirror reflects different parts of the spectrum… Read more >

Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, And W. E. Moerner Win 2014 Nobel Prize In Chemistry

Awards: Superresolution fluorescence microscopy has made it possible to capture… Read more >

Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, And Shuji Nakamura Win 2014 Nobel Prize In Physics

Awards: Three honored for developing blue light-emitting diodes, which… Read more >

Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine

Awards: John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser, and Edvard Moser… Read more >

A Better View Of HIV’s Spikes

Structural Biology: Teams uncover detailed structure, dynamics of virus’s… Read more >

Shaking Up Microscopy

Materials Science: High-resolution vibration information now comes with atomic… Read more >

Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, And W. E. Moerner Win 2014 Nobel Prize In Chemistry

Awards: Superresolution fluorescence microscopy has made it possible to capture… Read more >

Researchers Design A High-Power Paper Battery That Bends

Materials: Flexible batteries made from cellulose and carbon nanotubes require… Read more >

Shaking Up Electron Microscopy

Materials Science: High-resolution vibration information now comes with atomic… Read more >

Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, And Shuji Nakamura Win 2014 Nobel Prize In Physics

Awards: Three honored for developing blue light-emitting diodes, which… Read more >

Some Atmospheric Nanoparticles Could Have Cosmetic Sources

Atmospheric Chemistry: Siloxanes in personal care products could be source… Read more >

Researchers Use Synthetic Biomarkers To Catch A Clot

Medical Diagnostics: New nanoparticle-based assay provides extremely sensitive test… Read more >

Artificial Sweetener Producers Hurt By Chinese Competition

Food Ingredients: Low-cost imports force Western makers of widely… Read more >

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Nation’s First Prescription Drug Take-Back Law

Legal Challenge: Pharmaceutical makers lose case against California county’s… Read more >

Aptamers For Small Molecules

Biosensors: Strategy for designing custom oligonucleotides could lead to biosensors… Read more >

Generics Makers Fight Label Change

Drug Safety: Industry threatens suit over FDA plan to update… Read more >

Nation’s First Prescription Drug Take-Back Law

Legal Challenge: Pharmaceutical makers lose case against California county’s… Read more >

Microneedle Patches Retrieve Multiple Biomarkers From Skin

Analytical Chemistry: Skin patches with arrays of microneedles could one… Read more >

Dow Looks To Unload $2 Billion In Business

The moves are part of a divestiture program meant to… Read more >

To Outwit Plant Defenses, Hungry Caterpillars Turn Chemists


Insects modify a single attachment point to deactivate a toxin… Read more >

National Chemistry Week To Begin

Outreach: Event entices public through the sweet side of chemistry… Read more >

Direct Route To Natural Products

Drug Discovery: Technique zeroes in on microbes that biosynthesize specific… Read more >

Dow Looks To Unload $2 Billion In Business

The moves are part of a divestiture program meant to… Read more >

Indian Leader Takes The U.S. By Storm

Pharmaceuticals: Prime Minister Modi’s visit raises both hopes and… Read more >

Bumping Up Ethanol Yields

Biotechnology: Simple alterations in fermentations could boost yeast productivity Read more >

Magnetic Fields Encourage Cellular Reprogramming

Bioengineering: Adult cells revert to pluripotent stem cells more efficiently… Read more >

Bumping Up Ethanol Yields

Biotechnology: Simple alterations in fermentations could boost yeast productivity Read more >

Engineers Build Ultrasmall Organic Laser

Photonics: A novel structure forms a tiny organic laser that… Read more >

Fire Retardants Wash Out In Laundry

Water Pollution: The chemicals used in furniture and electronics may… Read more >

Direct Route To Natural Products

Drug Discovery: Technique zeroes in on microbes that biosynthesize specific… Read more >

Indian Leader Takes The U.S. By Storm

Pharmaceuticals: Prime Minister Modi’s visit raises both hopes and… Read more >

Hydrogel Recruits Immune Cells To Improve Cancer Vaccine Effectiveness

Bioengineering: Treatment strategy could improve the performance of existing cancer… Read more >

Countdown to the 2014 Chemistry Nobel Prize

Events: C&EN reporters, special guests webcast their predictions for… Read more >

Aptamers Recognize Small-Molecule Targets

Strategy for designing nucleic acid sequences that bind sugars and… Read more >

Catalytic Micropump Controls Self-Assembly

Self-Assembly: Simple electrochemical reactions at microsized metal disks drive… Read more >

Researchers Teach Old Microfluidic Chip New Tricks

Microfluidics: A commercial device for gene analysis becomes a platform… Read more >

EPA Grants Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Permit To Archer Daniels Midland

Environment: ADM plans underground injection of CO2 captured at Illinois… Read more >

Branched Alkyl Chain Found In Space

Cosmic Chemistry: Unprecedented molecular complexity suggests possibility for formation of… Read more >

Carolyn Bertozzi To Lead ACS Central Science

Publishing: Interdisciplinary researcher will take the helm of the society… Read more >

Diamond-like Nanothreads Form Under Extreme Pressure

Molecular Discovery: Slow compression and decompression of benzene yields new… Read more >

India’s First Mars Probe Enters Orbit

Crowded Space: With inexpensive mission’s success, the country joins… Read more >

Bertozzi To Lead ACS Central Science

Publishing: Prominent researcher will head ACS’s first open access… Read more >

Branched Alkyl Chain Found In Space

Unprecedented molecular complexity suggests possibility for formation of amino acids… Read more >

Merck KGaA To Buy Sigma-Aldrich

Acquisition: Deal will create a powerhouse in lab products Read more >

Tweaked Vancomycin Kills In Two Ways

Revisions may enhance vancomycin as last resort antibiotic Read more >

Nanogel Delivers Cellular Patches To Damaged Hearts

Stem Cell Therapies: A gel that mimics the extracellular matrix… Read more >

Yara And CF Disclose Merger Discussions

Business: A combined firm would far and away be the… Read more >

Arkema Makes $2.2 Billion Offer For Glue Maker Bostik

Acquisition: Deal would continue French firm’s shift toward specialties… Read more >

China Sentences GSK Executives

Verdict Reached: Company issues apology after being found guilty of… Read more >

Fracking Wastewater Could Encourage Formation Of Toxic Compounds During Drinking Water Disinfection

Environmental Chemistry: Laboratory experiments suggest that bromide and iodide in… Read more >

Germany’s Merck To Buy Sigma-Aldrich

Acquisition: Deal will create a powerhouse in products for laboratories… Read more >

Court Allows Chemical Safety Board To Investigate Owner Of Deepwater Horizon Rig

Appeals court ruling upholds the board’s powers under the… Read more >

Researchers Develop Combinatorial Chemistry For Molecular Electronics

Surface Chemistry: New strategy offers rapid route to making novel… Read more >

Unemployment Low For Ph.D. Scientists

Jobs: Physical scientists face greatest challenge Read more >

Bayer To Exit Chemicals

Restructuring: German firm loses patience with poor profitability from polymers… Read more >

Trian Says DuPont Must Do More

The hedge fund believes DuPont should split into three different… Read more >

Madeleine Jacobs Named President And CEO Of The Council Of Scientific Society Presidents

Leadership: Retiring American Chemical Society president and CEO will succeed… Read more >

Curtailing HFCs

Climate Change: White House and industry pledge to pare back… Read more >

Controlling Li-Air Battery Chemistry

Catalytic cluster size dictates product morphology and battery performance Read more >

Compound Protects Brain Cells From Explosive Force

Neuroscience: Small molecule preserves memory and motor skills in mice… Read more >

A Catalyst That Multitasks To Make Complex Molecules

Organic Synthesis: Method leads to complex, biologically relevant molecules on… Read more >

Pump Up The Enzyme

Plant Science: Scientists aim to improve plant photosynthesis with genes… Read more >

Disulfide Bond Helps Cancer Prodrugs Assemble Into Nanoparticles

Nanomedicine: The simple trick could be a low-cost method… Read more >

Arkema Offers $2.2 Billion For Glue Maker Bostik

Acquisition: Deal would continue French firm’s shift toward specialties… Read more >

White House Launches Attack On Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Plans to combat the rise in drug-resistant superbugs rest… Read more >

Gilead Licenses Hepatitis C Drug

Drug Access: Indian firms acquire rights to a new medicine… Read more >

Latest MacArthur ‘Genius Grants’ Awarded

Honors: Environmental engineer Tami Bond and materials scientist Mark Hersam… Read more >

Bayer To Exit Chemicals

Restructuring: German firm loses patience with poor profitability from polymers… Read more >

Chemical, Other Firms Put A Price On Carbon

Report suggests emissions costs of up to $90 per metric… Read more >

Controlling Li-Air Battery Chemistry

Catalytic cluster size dictates product morphology and battery performance Read more >

Smell Receptors Sniff Out An Aldehyde In Its Hydrated Form

Olfaction: Some odorant receptors bind to aldehydes as geminal diols… Read more >

John Warner Is Perkin Medalist

Honors: ‘Father of green chemistry’ receives Society of Chemical Industry… Read more >

Tramadol’s Newfound Natural Product Status In Doubt

New study suggests human-caused contamination explains 2013 report of… Read more >

Trian Says DuPont Must Do More

The hedge fund believes DuPont should split into three different… Read more >

A Catalyst That Multitasks

Organic Synthesis: Method leads to complex, biologically relevant molecules on… Read more >

Bioreplication Creates Blood-Cell-Like Silica Particles

Materials Science: Synthesis technique allows researchers to access unique biological… Read more >

Madeleine Jacobs Named President And CEO Of The Council Of Scientific Society Presidents

Retiring American Chemical Society president and CEO will succeed Gordon… Read more >

Researchers Report Largest DNA Origami To Date

Nanotechnology: Two new ways to create the component strands for… Read more >

Vehicles Responsible For More Particulate Pollution Than What Comes Out Of Their Tailpipes

Air Pollution: Atmospheric reactions of volatile exhaust compounds account for… Read more >

Newfound Enzyme Could Aid Synthesis

Enzymology: Halogenase chlorinates unactivated aliphatic carbons in non-protein-linked… Read more >

Copying Nature’s Assembly Line

Organic Synthesis: Successive homologation reactions let chemists tailor carbon chain… Read more >

Piramal Drops Drug Discovery

Pharmaceuticals: Risks and regulations convince the Indian company to reallocate… Read more >

American Chemical Society Appoints New Editor-In-Chief For C&EN

ACS News: Bibiana Campos-Seijo will take up her new… Read more >

Synthetic Platelets Boost Clotting

Materials Science: Deformable microgels mimic natural platelets Read more >

Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Taking Effect

More than half of covered sites have security plans approved… Read more >

Bacteria In Water Monitored Nonstop

Bioanalysis: Device could serve as early warning system Read more >

FMC Changes Course

Strategy: Chemical maker won’t split apart, will buy Cheminova… Read more >

Eastman Will Acquire Amines Maker Taminco

Purchase is meant to add a new chemistry to Eastman… Read more >

Stratospheric Ozone Layer On The Mend—But Another Problem Has Arisen

Climate Change: United Nations report details impacts of the Montreal… Read more >

Bitter Fruit Bears Protein That Can Act Like Insulin

Diabetes: Researchers discover a protein in bitter melon that binds… Read more >

A Faster Method For Making Metamaterials

Materials: A simple lithography technique rapidly produces complex nanoscale patterns… Read more >

Syngenta Stands Firm On Neonicotinoids

Pesticides: Manufacturer seeks to expand uses of thiamethoxam as pressure… Read more >

Organic Photocatalyst Helps Split Water

Catalysis: Graphitic carbon nitride looks promising as a catalyst to… Read more >

Synthetic Platelets Boost Clotting

Materials Science: Deformable microgels mimic natural platelets by stabilizing blood… Read more >

KiOR Leaders Trade Allegations

Biofuels dispute: Resigned director claims firm knew early on about… Read more >

Small Molecules Help Reactivate Receptor Linked With Schizophrenia

Drug Discovery: In human and rat cells, the compounds restore… Read more >

Lisa Jarvis Is A Finalist In National Academies Communication Awards

Honors: C&EN senior editor lauded for her gripping account… Read more >

Strong And Springy Materials Made In The Freezer

Materials: Versatile ice-templating method organizes glassy particles inside a… Read more >

Long-Awaited Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Opens In Iowa

Renewables: Joint venture between Poet and DSM makes ethanol from… Read more >

Safety Stand-Down Requested By White House

Biosafety: Federal labs to review practices, improve inventories for infectious… Read more >

Spying On Crystal Formation

Microscopy: Study reveals complex, multipath nature of nucleation and growth… Read more >

American Chemical Society Appoints New Editor-In-Chief For C&EN

ACS News: Bibiana Campos-Seijo will take up her new… Read more >

A Quicker Way To Sort Cells

Analytical Chemistry: Label-free method separates 10 billion bacterial cells… Read more >

Judge Finds BP ‘Grossly Negligent’ In 2010 Gulf Disaster

Oil spill: Ruling Opens Door To Multi-Billion-Dollar Clean… Read more >

Piramal Abandons Drug Discovery

Pharmaceuticals: Risks, long lead times, and Indian regulations convince the… Read more >

Water’s Role In Key Oxidation Revealed

Catalysis: Water found to provide active sites for carbon monoxide… Read more >

Trifluoromethanide Anion Outlives Expectations

Believed to be a transient species, a key intermediate in… Read more >

Ukraine Crisis Hits Chemicals

Manufacturing: Fertilizer plants are shuttered, and trade in Europe is… Read more >

New Ligand For Human Norovirus Could Inspire Treatments For Stomach Flu

Molecular Medicine: Pathogen infects by binding to gangliosides in addition… Read more >

Nanoparticles Regulate Gene Expression

Molecular Biology: Synthetic transcription factors built on gold nanoparticles can… Read more >

Trifluoromethanide Anion Outlives Expectations

Believed to be a transient species, a key intermediate in… Read more >

Computer’s Heat Sink Used To Slash Cost Of PCR

Medical Diagnostics: Researchers harness heat from inside the guts of… Read more >

Synthetic Antibodies Protect Mice From Sudan Ebolavirus

Infectious Disease: The antibodies are the first step toward treatments… Read more >

China Reveals R&D Spending

Investment: Researchers use financial disclosures to give first glimpse of… Read more >

Carbon Tetrachloride Emissions Continue Despite Ban

Researchers estimate releases of stratospheric-ozone-depleting chemical average 39… Read more >

Improved Route To Chiral Amines

Biocatalysis: Amine donor eliminates by-product inhibition in ω-transaminase-based… Read more >

LyondellBasell To Build U.S. Propylene Oxide Plant

Shale gas drives investment in the propylene derivative Read more >

Paint Stripper Chemical Methylene Chloride Poses Cancer, Other Health Risks, EPA Says

Volatile organic compound, also known as dichloromethane, is widely used… Read more >

Experimental Drug Reverses Ebola In Infected Monkeys

ZMapp’s efficacy in macaques drives researchers to call for… Read more >

Nanocomplexes Help Regulate Blood Clotting

Nanomedicine: Particles release heparin in response to increased thrombin activity… Read more >

California Bill Would Require Labels On Furniture Containing Flame Retardants

Governor Brown expected to sign law passed by the state… Read more >

Roche To Buy Intermune

Acquisition: Swiss drugmaker expands in respiratory disease field with $8… Read more >

Drug Assembly On-Site

Drug Delivery: Click reaction links small molecules to form larger… Read more >

A Step Toward Making Painkillers Without Poppies

Bioengineering: Modified yeast produce morphine and semisynthetic opioids starting from… Read more >

Japan Proposes Influenza Drug To Treat Ebola

Pharmaceuticals: Country says Fujifilm’s favipiravir is available Read more >

Researchers Outline New Strategy For FRET Biosensors

Biochemistry: The technique overcomes limitations in existing FRET biosensors, possibly… Read more >

Mid-Atlantic Methane Mystery

Environment: Scientists discover gas seeps off of East Coast Read more >

Engineers Design Micropatterned Surface To Control Droplet Flow

Materials: A grooved silicon surface coated with a hydrophobic film… Read more >

Recovering Phosphorus From Animal Manure

Sustainability: Heating water slurries of the waste could be a… Read more >

Nanoparticles Highlight Tumor Borders During Brain Surgery

Medical Diagnostics: Using a handheld Raman scanner and a nanoparticle… Read more >

Roche To Acquire Intermune

Acquisition: Swiss drugmaker expands in respiratory disease area with purchase… Read more >

Targeting Quorum Sensing Could Lead To Evolution-Proof Antibiotics

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U.S. Shale Gas Heads Overseas

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Researchers Investigate Link Between Phthalates And Infertility

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Activist Investors Take Stakes In FMC And DSM

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Feds End Probe Of Tesoro Blast

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Court Rejects Most Claims In Endangered Species Case

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Artificial Skin Changes Color

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Dengue Fever Cases Surge Following Taiwanese Explosion

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Linker Helps Detect Protein Partners

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Watching A Helper Protein Do Its Job

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Peptide-Drug Conjugate Kills Persistent Bacterial Cells

Antibiotics: Adding a peptide that penetrates cell membranes to an… Read more >

New Polymer Nanocapsules Come With Built-In Channels

Nanomaterials: The particles’ nanosized pores open in response to high… Read more >

Directing Venom To Fight Cancer

ACS Meeting News: Encapsulated venom peptide can skip healthy cells… Read more >

Engineered Bacteria Stick To Cancer Cells

Synthetic Biology: Researchers modified bacterial proteins called adhesins to target… Read more >

Mannkind Gets A Deal With Sanofi

Pharmaceuticals: Struggling firm finds a marketing partner for its inhaled… Read more >

Safety Of Triclosan In Toothpaste Questioned

Personal Care: Experts, advocates scrutinize industry safety data on antibacterial… Read more >

Cost Of Production Scale-Up Weighs On Biobased Chemical Firms

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Fixing A Source Of Sewer Corrosion

Civil Engineering: Switching water-treatment chemicals could reduce sulfides that… Read more >

Flexible Fibers Change Color At The Flip Of A Switch

Wearable Electronics: The threads require low voltages to change colors… Read more >

ACS Meeting News: Lowering The Cost Of Carbon Capture

ACS Meeting News: Phase-changing ionic-liquid-based material could… Read more >

Mixed Review For Fracking Chemicals

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Making Cashews Less Allergenic

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Chemists Convene In Fog City

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Worms Inspire New Bioadhesive

ACS Meeting News: Researchers mimic wet adhesives made by sandcastle… Read more >

Formaldehyde Is A Human Carcinogen, National Research Council Says


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Probes Search Live Cyanobacteria For Biofuel-Production-Boosting Proteins

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Rhodium Expands Collection Of Metal-Based Anticancer Agents

ACS Meeting News: New class of inorganic reagents may provide… Read more >

Microneedles For Painless Delivery Of Vaccines And Nanomedicines

ACS Meeting News: Within minutes, researchers fabricate tiny biodegradable hypodermics… Read more >

Mixed Review For Fracking Chemicals

ACS Meeting News: Study reveals that industry is using few… Read more >

Noninvasive Method Measures Carcinogen Exposure

ACS Meeting News: Mass spec technique detects biomarkers of DNA… Read more >

Making Cashews Less Allergenic

ACS Meeting News: Sulfite treatment reduces binding of antibody to… Read more >

Worm Glue Can Seal Tissues

ACS Meeting News: Worm-inspired polymer adhesive could heal ruptures… Read more >

Confirming Antibody-Based Drugs

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Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Boosts Lifetimes Of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Materials: Wrapping sulfur in sheets of graphene doped with nitrogen… Read more >

Probes Search Live Cyanobacteria For Biofuel-Production-Boosting Proteins

ACS Meeting News: Strategy may uncover new target proteins for… Read more >

Engineered Bacteria Produce Aromatic Aldehydes

Synthetic Biology: The microbes use the aldehydes to synthesize a… Read more >

MicroRNA Levels Indicate Acetaminophen Poisoning In Blood Tests

Panel of 11 microRNAs bests a conventional biomarker in small… Read more >

Handheld Analyzer Provides Lab-Like Capabilities For Only $25

Instruments: Affordable electrochemical device uses any cell phone to transmit… Read more >

Formaldehyde Is A Human Carcinogen, National Research Council Says

Toxicology: Report affirms National Toxicology Program’s classification of compound… Read more >

High-Quality Graphene Enables Flexible Circuits

Electronics: Researchers use an improved process for making graphene and… Read more >

Danger From Microcystins In Toledo Water Unclear

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Peeking Inside A Capacitor

Energy Storage: Imaging method tracks ion dynamics in real time… Read more >

Department Of Energy To Launch Public Access Portal

DOE is first agency to respond to White House requirements… Read more >

Leaves Inspire Photon Energy Upconversion Material

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Sunscreens Release Hydrogen Peroxide Into Seawater

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Natural Products Offer New Hope For The Honeybee

Antibiotics: Small molecules help explain how a devastating bee-killing… Read more >

Peeking Inside A Working Capacitor

Energy Storage: Imaging method tracks ion dynamics in real time… Read more >

Department Of Energy Creates Public Access Portal

DOE is first agency to respond to White House requirements… Read more >

Hijacking Bacteria’s Heat-Shock Response Could Boost Protein Production

Biotechnology: Researchers improved the solubility and activity of recombinant proteins… Read more >

Getting To The Core In One Step

Drug Discovery: Single-step annulation could ease access to key… Read more >

Emulate Is Launched For Organs On Chips

Research: Start-up raises $12 million to develop technology that… Read more >