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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 >

WATCH: Bizarre purple sea creature caught on film

The Nautilus Live expedition broadcast has captured images of an… Read more >

WATCH: New Cheetah robot will run silent rings around your nightmares

Hello, nightmares. Is the distant future of humanity destined to… Read more >

Australian students invent chip packet water purifying system

Australian engineering students have invented a simple water filter using… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: Magnetism only exists because of quantum mechanics

Think you understand magnets? Scientists have realised over the past… Read more >

Schizophrenia is actually eight genetically distinct disorders, study reveals

New research has revealed that schizophrenia is not a single… 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 >

Synthetic Platelets Boost Clotting

Materials Science: Deformable microgels mimic natural platelets 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 >

Copying Nature’s Assembly Line

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

Newfound Enzyme Could Aid Synthesis

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

FMC Changes Course

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

US bid to control power plant emissions challenged

Republican governors from 15 fossil fuel-heavy states claim CO2… Read more >

A chemical time capsule

Tree rings inspire a non-electrical, self-powered device for… Read more >

This new radio is the size of an ant, and powers itself

Engineers in the US have invented a new ant-sized… Read more >

Teenager from India invents device that can convert breath to speech

A high school student from India has invented a device… Read more >

Prolonged drought causes air bubbles to “choke” trees

An Australian-led study has highlighted the danger that increased… Read more >

Researchers have developed an artificial spleen that cleans up blood infections

A new device can clean up blood infections and remove… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: So this is how a clam swims

It sort of looks like Pacman underwater. Read more >

WATCH: New jetpack helps soldiers run faster

Designed to boost the running power of American soldiers, this… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: How to Build a Better City

What is the best way to build a city, both… Read more >

Eastman Will Acquire Amines Maker Taminco

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

'Electronic skin' detects breast cancer

This new e-skin could drastically improve patients' chances of… Read more >

Smoking weed daily as a teen reduces probability of high school completion by 60%

Scientists found that smoking also decreased probability of university degree… Read more >

Syngenta Stands Firm On Neonicotinoids

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

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

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

Oxide armour offers Kevlar better stab resistance

Multi-threat protection in the making Read more >

Juncker names new science commissioner

Portuguese secretary of state Carlos Moedas will be the next… Read more >

Eastman snaps up Taminco for $2.8bn

Purchase will strengthen Eastman in niche markets and offers cost… Read more >

Coated nanoparticles show Alzheimer's promise

Gold nanoparticles functionalised with amino acid polymer inhibit the growth… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: Re-engineering Sight

The latest episode of BrainCraft looks at (and through) a… Read more >

Physicists capture the sound of an atom

For the first time, scientists have used sound to communicate… Read more >

FEATURE: WATCH: What is Ebola?

Should you be worried about the spread of Ebola? The… Read more >

New wearable robotic exoskeleton gives you superhuman powers

Engineers and roboticists in the US have developed a ’smart… Read more >

Woman found functioning without a cerebellum in her brain

Doctors have discovered that somehow, a woman living in China… Read more >

Shark populations need healthy coral reefs, decade-long study finds

New research suggests that healthy coral reefs are just as… Read more >

Scientists find quicker, more sustainable way to produce hydrogen fuel

A new method will allow researchers to make larger-than… Read more >

KiOR Leaders Trade Allegations

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

Synthetic Platelets Boost Clotting

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

Organic Photocatalyst Helps Split Water

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

Pharma sales ‘will reach $1 trillion’ in 2014

Report predicts continued growth as sales reach an all-time… Read more >

Appreciating art criticism

Philip Ball considers Chinese works of art that comment on… Read more >

NIH audit turns up plague bacteria and ricin

US biomedical research facility turns up five potentially harmful infectious… Read more >

First flexible graphene display paves the way for folding electronics

Team behind the bendy e-reader display hope to have… Read more >

Visions of science

Back to the future Read more >

Germanium enters 2D scene

Meet germanene, the latest addition to the family of elements… Read more >

Poplar biofuel has potential to offer substantial environmental savings

New study seeks to alleviate controversies regarding the global adoption… Read more >

FEATURE: Why does this waterfall in Antarctica run blood-red?

With water three times saltier than seawater, sourced from a… Read more >

A physicist has calculated the best place to put your router

This formula can tell you where you need to position… Read more >

Lisa Jarvis Is A Finalist In National Academies Communication Awards

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

Small Molecules Help Reactivate Receptor Linked With Schizophrenia

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

Growth slow for European chemicals in 2014

Results for the first half held back by stagnant sales… Read more >

Cipla targets asthma market with Advair copy

Indian pharma company Cipla has launched a generic version of… Read more >

Trimethylamine

It reeks of rotting fish but finds use in a… Read more >

Debate over microwave boost to reactions rumbles on

New research claims microwave-specific heating effect is real and… Read more >

‘Assembly line’ sculpts carbon chains

Precise addition of methyl group-bearing links is set to… Read more >

Antimalarial flow synthesis closer to commercialisation

Scientists in Germany hope their continuous flow method will boost… Read more >

Strong And Springy Materials Made In The Freezer

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

Go Lower! How carryover impacts your LCMS

Learn how to unlock the lower limits of your LCMS… Read more >

Work starts on US carbon capture project

$167 million project in Texas will capture 1.4 million… Read more >

Almost half of US researchers' time goes on admin

Survey finds principal investigators' time taken up by grant writing… Read more >

Colloidal caterpillars get a wiggle on

Microtraction engines made from colloidal chains Read more >

R&D share for basic research in China dwindles

Warning that the country is too dependent on industry research… Read more >

BP faces $18bn fine over Deepwater

US judge rules that BP’s recklessness caused blowout through… 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 >

Spying On Crystal Formation

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

CPU heat powers PCR disease detection

Computer and mobile phone combo detects Chagas disease in blood… Read more >

Thanks all. It's been a pleasure

After five and a half years I'm moving on… Read more >

Higher levels of some metals in e-cigarette smoke

Scientists call for regulators to help clear smoke and mirrors… Read more >

Bringing chemical synthesis to the masses

Researchers hope simple system to build thousands of peptides without… Read more >

Piramal Abandons Drug Discovery

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

Judge Finds BP ‘Grossly Negligent’ In 2010 Gulf Disaster

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

A Quicker Way To Sort Cells

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

Ukraine Crisis Hits Chemicals

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

Trifluoromethanide Anion Outlives Expectations

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

Water’s Role In Key Oxidation Revealed

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

Chemistry World podcast - September 2014

We speak to Paul Clarke about the challenges of natural… Read more >

EPA targets methane leaks

US environment body wants the oil and gas industry to… Read more >

Servier to appear in adverts over lack of transparency

Adverts in the medical press will name French pharma firm… Read more >

Tussle over four-year science degrees in India

Government wants universities to return to three-year degrees to… Read more >

Urine test could catch lung cancer early

Cancer diagnosis could be accelerated using an approach that is… Read more >

Australia's chief scientist makes pitch for science

Ian Chubb calls on the government to set out a… Read more >

Trifluoromethanide Anion Outlives Expectations

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

Nanoparticles Regulate Gene Expression

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

De-gassing gas masks with hydrogen peroxide

A safer way to clean chemical weapons from contaminated equipment… Read more >

‘Unifying theory’ proposed for carbon monoxide oxidation on supported gold nanoparticles

Water vapour may explain differing catalytic activities found at labs… Read more >

Lead 'soaps' behind iconic artwork damage uncovered

Analysis of yellow paint pigment reveals ion source responsible for… Read more >

Waste office paper comes to a sticky end

Paper cannot be recycled into new paper indefinitely, so scientists… 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 >

Does life play dice?

Philip Ball wonders whether life evolved to exploit quantum phenomena… Read more >

Halliburton settles Deepwater Horizon claims

Company will pay $1.1bn for damage to property and… Read more >

Piramal exits drug discovery in India

Company will concentrate on generic medicines and clinical and contract… Read more >

Environmental priorities stymie hunt for stubborn ozone depleter

Scientists are struggling for resources to explain why carbon tetrachloride… Read more >

Iron Age chemists ate like kings

Ancient copper was extracted by experts, not armies of slaves… Read more >

Noble treatment for PTSD

Fearful memories found to be less scary in mice after… Read more >

Phenol

Phenol, that mainstay of the chemical industry, was a familiar… Read more >

Novo Nordisk quits inflammation R&D and cuts jobs

Firm will return to primary focus on diabetes and obesity… Read more >

Growing green

Charlotte Ashley-Roberts gives some tips on getting into green… Read more >

Wollaston’s reflective goniometer

It is better to travel than to arrive Read more >

China Reveals R&D Spending

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

Exelexis slashes workforce by 70%

Poor clinical trial performance pushes company into cost-cutting drive… Read more >

LyondellBasell To Build U.S. Propylene Oxide Plant

Shale gas drives investment in the propylene derivative 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 >

California Bill Would Require Labels On Furniture Containing Flame Retardants

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

Japan Proposes Influenza Drug To Treat Ebola

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

Drug Assembly On-Site

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

Mid-Atlantic Methane Mystery

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

Roche To Buy Intermune

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

A Step Toward Making Painkillers Without Poppies

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

Researchers Outline New Strategy For FRET Biosensors

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

Cell study suggests bacteria resistant to quorum-sensing blockers can… Read more >

U.S. Shale Gas Heads Overseas

Petrochemicals: Companies in Europe and India ready plant conversions to… Read more >

Researchers Investigate Link Between Phthalates And Infertility

Environmental Health: In a study of U.S. couples, exposure… Read more >

Activist Investors Take Stakes In FMC And DSM

Hedge funds target chemical firms for investment returns Read more >

Feds End Probe Of Tesoro Blast

Inquiry: No charges filed as Justice Department closes criminal investigation… Read more >

Court Rejects Most Claims In Endangered Species Case

Federal court rules that challenges to pesticide approvals are time… Read more >

Artificial Skin Changes Color

Materials Science: Octopus camouflage inspires light-responsive device Read more >

Dengue Fever Cases Surge Following Taiwanese Explosion

Outbreak adds to clouds over future of region’s petrochemical… Read more >

Watching A Helper Protein Do Its Job

Enzyme Mechanisms: Technique monitors fast motions of acyl carrier protein… Read more >

Linker Helps Detect Protein Partners

Biochemistry: Cleavable photo-cross-linker aids protein-protein interaction analysis… Read more >

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 >

Fixing A Source Of Sewer Corrosion

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

Cost Of Production Scale-Up Weighs On Biobased Chemical Firms

Second Quarter: Production hurdles keep industry in the red 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 >

Chemists Convene In Fog City

ACS Meeting News: ‘Chemistry & Global Stewardship’ was meeting theme Read more >

Making Cashews Less Allergenic

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

Mixed Review For Fracking Chemicals

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

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


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

Probes Search Live Cyanobacteria For Biofuel-Production-Boosting Proteins

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

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 >

Noninvasive Method Measures Carcinogen Exposure

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

Mixed Review For Fracking Chemicals

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

Making Cashews Less Allergenic

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

Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Boosts Lifetimes Of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

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

Confirming Antibody-Based Drugs

ACS Meeting News: Measuring disulfide pattern via collision induced unfolding… Read more >

Worm Glue Can Seal Tissues

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

Engineered Bacteria Produce Aromatic Aldehydes

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

Probes Search Live Cyanobacteria For Biofuel-Production-Boosting Proteins

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

Handheld Analyzer Provides Lab-Like Capabilities For Only $25

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

MicroRNA Levels Indicate Acetaminophen Poisoning In Blood Tests

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

Leaves Inspire Photon Energy Upconversion Material

Materials Science: A cellulose-based material protects light-sensitive dye… Read more >

Department Of Energy To Launch Public Access Portal

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

Peeking Inside A Capacitor

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

Danger From Microcystins In Toledo Water Unclear

Safety: Algal contaminants have varying toxicities Read more >

Sunscreens Release Hydrogen Peroxide Into Seawater

Emerging Contaminants: New study finds that titanium dioxide nanoparticles in… Read more >

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 >

Emulate Is Launched For Organs On Chips

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

Getting To The Core In One Step

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

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

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

Root Vegetables Irrigated With Treated Wastewater Can Take Up Certain Drugs

Wastewater Reuse: A field study shows that carrots and sweet… Read more >

Top Honors In Environmental Reporting For C&EN’s Cheryl Hogue

Award: Society of Environmental Journalists cites Hogue’s clarity and… Read more >

Oyster Shell Helps Heal Bone Defects

Tissue Engineering: A composite of calcium sulfate and oyster shell… Read more >

ACS Launches New Journal On Biomaterials

Publication will focus on study of materials that interact with… Read more >

Promoting Better Academic Lab Safety Culture

Core Value: Studies suggest ways to support safe research practices… Read more >

Detecting Contaminated Water With A Simple Color Change

Environmental Analysis: Researchers suggest ways to develop a low-cost… Read more >

Graphene Surprises By Decomposing

Materials Chemistry: Ultrathin carbon touted for inertness disintegrates oxidatively Read more >

U.S. Brings Home Gold

Competition: Team has strong showing at International Chemistry Olympiad Read more >

Optical Method Measures Graphene Quality

Materials: A technique uses polarized light to characterize the quality… Read more >

ACS Launches New Journal On Biomaterials

Publication will focus on study of materials that interact with… Read more >

Instrument Maker Bruker To Exit Ailing Businesses

Business Setback: Firm seeks buyer for money-losing operations and… Read more >

New Pipette Picks Up Single Cells

Device will simplify isolation of individual cells for biochemical examination… Read more >

U.S. Brings Home Gold

Competition: Team has strong showing at International Chemistry Olympiad, but… Read more >

Bruker To Exit Ailing Instrument Businesses

Steps include stopping sales of stand-alone gas chromatography systems… Read more >

Sugar Mimic Helps Embryonic Stem Cells Develop Toward Nerve Cells

Chemical Biology: Molecule mimics proteoglycans that play a role in… Read more >

Broad Institute To Receive Donation For Psychiatry R&D

Philanthropy: $650 million gift could accelerate neuroscience drug development Read more >

2-D Polymer Crystals Confirmed At Last

Organic Chemistry: Synthetic analogs of graphene could have separations and… Read more >

Sales Growth Buoys Earnings

Second Quarter: Chemical companies report growing demand in most segments… Read more >

A Simple Acid Soak Turns Food Waste Into Plastics

Materials: Cellulose-processing technique used in biofuel production turns inedible… Read more >

Graduate Student Killed In Plane Disaster

Remembrance: Indiana University mourning loss of Karlijn Keijzer Read more >

Scripps Leader Marletta Resigns

Conflict: Change at top comes after faculty opposed talks of… Read more >

U.K. Cabinet Reshuffle Splits Science Roles

Government: Two officials will share responsibilities for the current government… Read more >

Cystic Fibrosis Letdown Explained

Drug Combo: Cell studies suggest way to boost clinical outcomes… Read more >

Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper

Materials: Device could be basis for cheap, disposable smart labels… Read more >

U.K. Cabinet Reshuffle Splits Science Roles

Two officials will share responsibilities for the current government’s… Read more >

Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combination May Be Counteracting Itself

Cell tests indicate Kalydeco may destabilize the protein corrected by… Read more >

Paul Chirik To Lead Organometallics

Publishing: Princeton professor will take the helm Read more >

Scripps’ Leader Michael Marletta Resigns

Change at top comes after faculty opposed talks of merger… Read more >

Nanomagnets Could Aid Study Of Hearing

Biophysics: A new method uses magnetic nanoparticles to stimulate inner… Read more >

Tax-Advantaged Pharma Deals Come Under Fire

Acquisitions: Mergers involving AbbVie, Abbott, and Mylan face government backlash… Read more >

Candidates Named For American Chemical Society Fall Election

Vote: Ballot names announced for ACS president-elect, directors-at… Read more >

Novartis Licenses Google ‘Smart Lens’ Technology

Drug company and electronics firm see applications in eye, diabetes… Read more >

‘Green’ Route To Chromanols

Organic Chemistry: Organocatalysis creates tocopherol’s chiral core Read more >

TLC And SERS Help Chemists Monitor Reactions

Analytical Chemistry: By spraying thin-layer chromatography plates with gold… Read more >

Investigators Say West Virginia Chemical Spill Was Preventable

Storage Tanks: Chemical Safety Board cites corrosion, lack of inspections… Read more >

Abbvie And Shire Agree On Merger

Acquisition: Combination of U.S. and Irish firms will create… Read more >

Chemistry Graduate Student Killed In Malaysian Plane Disaster

Indiana University mourning loss of Karlijn Keijzer Read more >

Durable, Stretchable Coating Repels Water

Materials: A superhydrophobic coating built on a flexible, nanostructured hydrogel… Read more >

Diamond Drives Chemistry, With Help From Light

Surface Science: Energetic photoelectrons mediate reductions Read more >

Annual Muslim Pilgrimage Dramatically Increases Air Pollution Around City

Air Quality: During the Hajj, levels of carbon monoxide and… Read more >

Candidates Named For American Chemical Society Fall Election

Vote: Ballot names announced for ACS president-elect, directors-at… Read more >

Marine Toxin Derivative Kills Undifferentiated Stem Cells

Natural Products: A molecule that selectively kills human pluripotent stem… Read more >

Diamond Drives Chemistry, With Help From Light

Surface Science: Energetic photoemitted electrons mediate reductions Read more >

Nanolenses Help Researchers Pick Out Tiny Objects

Optics: Simple evaporation method forms lenses around particles as small… Read more >

Seven Charged In Corn Seed Heist

Trade Secrets: DuPont, Monsanto are targets of Chinese competitor Read more >

ADM Enters Natural Flavors Business With $3.1 Billion Purchase Of Wild Flavors

Food Specialties: Commodities giant says the business will boost profit… Read more >

Bill Targets Security Gap

Congress: Legislation would identify facilities that do not comply with… Read more >

A New Concept For Contract R&D

Research For Hire: U.K.-based Concept Life Sciences seeks… Read more >

Scripps In An Uproar

Funding: Merger talks with USC canceled, but faculty hold to… Read more >

Republicans Seek Ouster Of Chemical Safety Board Chairman

Oversight: Congressmen ask President Obama to fire Rafael Moure-Eraso… Read more >

For Phase-change Materials, A New Use In Digital Displays

Materials Science: Inorganics long used for data storage
show promise… Read more >

CDC Closes Influenza Lab, Stops Biological Materials Shipments

Report shows inadequate procedures were in place to protect employees… Read more >

ACS Launches New Journal On Infectious Diseases

Publication will focus on chemistry-related disease research Read more >

Microfluidic Chip Fabricates Intricate Polymer Designs

Materials: Researchers strengthened a polymer chip to quickly produce polymer… Read more >

Carlos Barbas III, 49, Dies

Obituary: Scripps chemist’s pioneering research aided drug and vaccine… Read more >

Neonicotinoids May Harm Birds

Ecology: Environmental impact of the insecticides could be broader than… Read more >

Synthetic Polysaccharide Stabilizes Proteins

Biochemistry: Polymer consisting of amide-linked glucose monomers outperforms a… Read more >

Birds May Be Suffering Indirectly From The Use Of Neonicotinoid Insecticides

Ecology: The environmental impact of the crop-protection chemicals may… Read more >

Oil Dispersant Compound Persists For Years After Gulf Spill

Environmental Toxicology: Traces of dispersants applied in the Deepwater Horizon… Read more >

Scripps Faculty Call For Ouster Of CEO Michael Marletta

Proposed merger with USC angers researchers Read more >

Cool Forecast For Ag Earnings

Agriculture: Weak sales to farmers in North America prompt DuPont… Read more >

Firms Target Insulin Market

Pharmaceuticals: A biosimilar nears approval as MannKind takes a shot… Read more >

Alzheimer’s Prion Connection Deepens

Neuroscience: Like prions, hallmark Alzheimer’s molecules fold into various… Read more >

Researchers Peel And Stick Nanostructures To Various Materials

Materials: New process transfers a wide variety of nanomaterials from… Read more >

Hitching A Ride On Red Blood Cells

Drug Delivery: Agents retain bioactivity longer when linked covalently to… Read more >

Toward Safer Nanotechnology

The federal government works on the issue, but experts say… Read more >

Ineos Bets On Basic Plastics

Acquisitions: Chemical maker to boost its presence in styrenic and… Read more >

Ketones Couple With Olefins In Alkylation Advance

Organic Synthesis: Bifunctional catalyst weds reluctant partners Read more >

Green Housing Boasts Clean Indoor Air

Public Health: Green low-income housing in Boston has lower… Read more >

Microfluidic Chip Enables Fast Extraction Of Scarce Metabolites

Metabolomics: Chip miniaturizes method for enriching low-abundance analytes in… Read more >

Full-Color Printing With Aluminum Nanostructures As A Palette

Plasmonics: Arrays of metal-topped nanopillars give a broad palette… Read more >

DNA Trio Assembles To Detect Proteins In New Assay

Medical Diagnostics: An easy-to-run assay senses picomolar levels… Read more >

Safety Board Chief In The Crosshairs

Oversight: Congress criticizes CSB chairman, who then announces managerial changes… Read more >

Biotech Future Looking Rosy

BIO Convention: Mood is buoyant at industry’s annual conference… Read more >

Abbvie Courts Ireland’s Shire

Inversion: A deal would bring significant tax savings for the… Read more >

Growing High-Purity Nanotubes

Nanotechnology: 92% of nanotubes generated with a new protocol have… Read more >

Natural Product Ferries Antibiotic Into Bacteria

Antibiotics: Researchers use iron-scavenging molecules to slip drug molecules… Read more >

Safer Salts For Solar-Cell Production

Solar Energy: A magnesium salt may reduce the hazards and… Read more >

Stephanie Kwolek Dies At 90

Obituary: DuPont chemist’s research led to the development of… Read more >

Doubts About Unclick Reaction

Mechanochemistry: Author says data manipulated, but conclusions stand Read more >

Patrick Harran And L.A. District Attorney Reach Deal In Sheri Sangji Case

Lab Safety: Agreement mandates that UCLA professor complete community service… Read more >

White House Moves To Save Bees

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