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Chemistry in March

By coating glass fibres with lead telluride nanocrystals, chemical engineers have made flexible thermoelectric devices that could potentially capture waste heat and turn it into electricity. Read more..

A highly selective indicator for the amino acid cysteine, linked to several neurological disorders, has been designed by scientists from the US and China to monitor levels in human plasma. Read more..

India has granted a licence to the generic firm Natco Pharma to produce Bayer's Nexavar (sorafenib) for the treatment of advanced kidney and liver cancer in order to cut costs for patients. Read more..

By using metal ions to link protein molecules to one another, researchers have assembled proteins into elaborate and flexibly modifiable sheets, tubes, helical chains, and other objects. Read more..

Europe’s debt crisis is having an impact on industry with Germany’s chemical output predicted to be average. Sales are expected to increase by only 1.0%, according to the main chemical industry association in Germany. Read more..

Pellets capable of removing radioactive isotopes and heavy metals from milk, juice, and other beverages have been developed by chemists in America. Read more..

Some of the flame retardants added to carpets, furniture upholstery, plastics, crib mattresses, car and airline seats to suppress the visible flames in fires are actually increasing the danger of toxic gases, according to a new study. Read more..

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