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The art of molecular carpet-weaving: Synthesis of well-ordered COF monolayers.
Recycling platinum by electrochemical dissolution an ionic liquid.
Anti-malaria drug synthesised with the help of oxygen and light - In future it should be possible to produce the best anti-malaria drug, artemisinin, more economically and in sufficient volumes for all patients.
Powerful drug´s surprising, simple method could lead to better treatments.
Computer simulations revealing how methane and hydrogen pack into gas hydrates could enlighten alternative fuel production and carbon dioxide storage industries.
Meteorite contains evidence of formation of sulfur molecules in the ejecta of a supernova explosion.
The planet Jupiter keeps asteroids on stable orbits - and in a similar way, electrons can be stabilized in their orbit around the atomic nucleus; calculations carried out at the Vienna University of Technology have now been verified in an experiment.
Oxygen molecule survives to enormously high pressures - RUB researcher calculates stability thresholds and structures of solid oxygen.
Deadly chinese mushrooms: Amino acids revealed as cause of deaths in Yunnan province.
Bright lights of purity: Berkeley Lab researchers discover why pure quantum dots and nanorods shine brighter.
A bronze matryoshka doll - The metal in the metal in the metal: New way to highly efficient catalysts and nanotubes with unusual symmetry.
All foamed up: synthesis of macroporous polystyrene through polymerization of foamed emulsions.
NIST provides octagonal window of opportunity for carbon capture.
Berkeley Lab researchers develop a potential low cost alternative to platinum for splitting water.
Startling results in synthetic chemistry presented in Nature Chemistry: ordered 2-dimensional polymers created for the first time.
WSU chemist applies Google software to webs of the molecular world.
Molecule is important step along the path to someday creating drugs that can go after rogue DNA directly.
The quest for sugars involved in origin of life; team from University of the Basque Country manage to isolate a sugar in gas phase for first time in history.
Synthesis and identification of metastable compounds.
Tiny silver particles trap mercury: Hyperstoichiometric reaction between mercury ions and silver nanoparticles.
Tellurium detected for the first time in ancient stars.
Breakthrough in designing cheaper, more efficient catalysts for fuel cells.
Responding to the radiation threat - Berkeley Lab researchers developing promising treatment for safely decontaminating humans exposed to radioactive actinides.
Image or Mirror Image? - Chiral recognition by femtosecond laser.
PDMAEMA stars as 'premium vectors' for the life sciences: magnetic nanoparticles.
2 for 1: Simultaneous size and electrochemical measurement of nanomaterials.
Max Planck scientists identify one of the key players of the folding process: the molecular chaperone DnaK.
A new strategy for selective heterogeneous hydrogenations.
Meteorites reveal another way to make life's components
Touch of gold improves nanoparticle fuel-cell reactions,
Glowing white: researchers develop uncharged organic substances that are luminescent liquids at room temperature and require no solvent.
Scientists of the University of Innsbruck, Austria, tested a new chemical modification of RNA molecules successfully for the first time. The results of the close cooperation of two research groups of the Centre for Molecular Biosciences (CMBI) have been published in the journal ACS Chemical Biology.
Keeping track to selenium metabolism: Spanish and Danish researchers have developed a method for the in vivo study of the unknown metabolism of selenium, an essential element for living beings. The technique can help clarify whether or not it possesses the anti-tumour properties that have been attributed to it and yet have not been verified through clinical trials.
An 11,000 year-old deep-sea sponge provides a record of past environmental changes in the sea.
Using infrared spectroscopy, scientists detect that oxygen defects act as active centers.
Sticky stuff: Jacobs researchers reveal the sweet secret of caramel.
Biocompatible, waterproof, self-healing, and reversible: A new adhesive for medical applications?
Everything flows in rapid diagnostic tests: A new amplification technique allows for the rapid, sensitive, and quantitative detection of pathogenic DNA.
The first seconds in a building's life: X-ray diffraction studies of cement hydration on the millisecond scale.
A small molecule moves independently along a track.
Scientists at the University of Cambridge and the Babraham Institute have demonstrated a new technique that will transform epigenetics research: The quantitative sSequencing of 5-methylcytosine and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine at single-base resolution.
Protein design is technique that is increasingly valuable to a variety of fields, from biochemistry to therapeutics to materials engineering. University of Pennsylvania chemists have taken this kind of design a step further; using computational methods, they have created the first custom-designed protein crystal.
Comparing apples and oranges: New sensor can accurately measure the ripeness of fruits, helping prevent loss of produce from spoilage.
Chemical engineers at UMass Amherst find high-yield method of making p-xylene from biomass.
Vanderbilt researchers have boosted the efficiency of a novel source of white light called quantum dots more than tenfold, making them of potential interest for commercial applications.
UCLA chemists solved a molecular mystery, and report the discovery in the journal Nature Communications.
News from the Boron Universe.
Graphene? From any lab! - Researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, and the Interdisciplinary Research Institute in Lille developed a low cost method for manufacturing multilayered graphene sheets.
Rapid test uses origami technology to detect adenosine.
Selective and effective: silicon nanowires as photoelectrodes for carbon dioxide fixation.
The blue blood of the emperor scorpion x-rayed: Biologists from Mainz University are the first to successfully crystallize the 24-meric hemocyanin of the emperor scorpion to shed new light on the structure and active site of the giant oxygen transport protein.
Key experiment in nuclear physics: Scientists have now succeeded in producing tin-100, a very instable yet important element for understanding the formation of heavier elements.
Stanford scientists spark new interest in the century-old nickel-iron battery.
An Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University of Tennessee team has used the Department of Energy's Jaguar supercomputer to calculate the number of isotopes allowed by the laws of physics.
Synthetic diamond steps closer to next generation of high performance electrochemical applications: Element Six and the University of Warwick partnership explores electrochemical properties of boron-doped synthetic diamond electrodes.
How does Dolomite form? - Scientists in Kiel show the influence of marine bacteria on mineral formation.
Vanadium pentoxide nanoparticles mimic natural enzymes and inhibit surface build-up of algae and bacteria.
Experts at The University of Nottingham are the first to create a stable version of a 'trophy molecule' that has eluded scientists for decades.
Research on the water oxidation reaction in plants and bacteria helps solve an important piece of the solar energy conversion puzzle; represents a major step toward a new generation of photovoltaics.
By electricity, researchers switch the magnetic state and electric resistance of a single molecule on and off - Blueprint for novel, compact storage media.
New method knocks out stubborn electron problem: A newly published article in Physical Review Letters eliminates one of the top unsolved theoretical problems in chemical physics as ranked by the National Research Council in 1995.
German-American research team produces metal-peptide complexes.
How the most ionic reaction in organic chemistry really works: Diels and Alder won the Nobel; now UCLA's Kendall Houk makes the movie.
New Technology provides a deep view into protein structures.
Ions, not particles, make silver toxic to bacteria. Rice University researchers report too small a dose may enhance microbes' immunity.
Magnetizing diagnostics detects bacteria.
200-year-long dispute over smelly mineral from Upper Palatinate resolved.
There is an urgent need for better drugs to treat African sleeping sickness. Würzburg scientists have developed a very promising new agent, which is now to be further optimized.
Homogeneous catalysis: ruthenium phosphine complex hydrogenates carbon dioxide to make methanol.
A network of porous carbon tubes that is three-dimensionally interwoven at nano and micro level - this is the lightest material in the world.
An experiment has shown that strawberry extract added to skin cell cultures acts as a protector against ultraviolet radiation as well as increasing its viability and reducing damage to DNA.
First high electrocatalytic active ultrathin platinum nanowires with aspect ratio of at least 104 become a reality.
A German-Danish team is now presenting new findings about mustard oils in plant science in Nature - with interesting prospects for agriculture.
Continuous hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to pure formic acid in supercritical CO2.
Genetic Code for Gold Nanoparticle Morphologies: DNA holds the genetic code for all sorts of biological molecules and traits. But University of Illinois researchers have found that DNA's code can similarly shape metallic structures.
Results will help to pin down the 'Island of Stability'.
Unraveling intricate interactions, 1 molecule at a time: In key step towards design of better organic electronic devices, Columbia engineering team makes first single-molecule measurement of Van Der Waals interactions at a metal-organic interface.
Designing tiny molecules that glow in water to shed light on biological processes: University of Miami researchers are creating fluorescent molecules that can be turned on and off in aqueous environments to visualize activity within cells.
Ames Laboratory scientists crack long-standing chemistry mystery.
A new video protocol in Journal of Visualized Experiments focuses on the liquid phase synthesis of two nanocrystals that produce hydrogen gas or an electric charge when exposed to light.
Building blocks of life found around young star.
Direction Selection: new method for template-directed DNA synthesis in the 3' and 5' directions.
Potassium salts from fungi and plants initiate the formation of aerosol particles upon which moisture from the air condenses.
RUB-Biophysicists use surface-sensitive spectroscopy to analyse the interaction between proteins and pharmaceuticals.
A new feedback mechanism operating between vegetation and cloud formation could enhance the climate change.
Rapid response in cases of smoke poisoning by a two-step procedure to detect blood cyanide.
Max Planck Institute for Chemistry: Greenhouse gas is also released by fungi.
Every atom counts in graphene formation - Rice University lab's nanoreactor theory could advance quality of material's growth.
Caltech chemists identify the molecular mechanism by which such catalysts work.
Heidelberg scientist shows that silver and gold materialised in different stellar explosions.
Forcing the molecular bond issue: New and improved model of molecular bonding from researchers at Berkeley Lab's molecular foundry.
Rice University researchers fine-tune time-resolved spectroscopy for the study of molecular-scale fluorescent targets.
Northwestern University researchers have broken a world record by creating two new synthetic materials with the greatest amount of surface areas reported to date.
Enzymes dig channels - enzymatic etching used to build nano- and microscale surface topologies.
Shine and Rise - Light-activated Reversal of Anesthesia.
Luminescent ink from eggs: C-dots can be made by plasma pyrolysis and used as printer ink.
IU chemist develops new synthesis of most useful, yet expensive, antimalarial drug.
Inexpensive, super-sensitive device detects even low levels of toxic metals in water, fish.
Search for element 113 concluded at last - After many years of painstaking work, Japanese researchers prove third time's a charm.
The chemical memory of seawater: scientists examine the biomolecules dissolved in the ocean and read them like a history book of the sea.
Made out of thin air - fixation of carbon dioxide through iridium catalyzed hydrosilylation.
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