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Chemistry World

A selection of legal high packets in the UK

The rising tide of 'legal highs'


Andy Extance investigates the chemistry that has helped recreational drugs evade the law, and its consequences

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Arsenic and rice - a growing problem?


Hayley Bennett highlights rice’s natural affinity for arsenic and what researchers are doing about it

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Environmentally benign by design


The challenge of designing drugs with biodegradability in mind

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Allergan sidesteps patent review with tribal deal

19 September 2017By

Native Americans agree to use sovereign immunity to protect intellectual property from double challenge

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Alexion axes 20% of its global workforce

18 September 2017By

600 jobs lost amid restructure as firm moves to Boston life sciences hub

Paint tins being filled by machines at the AkzoNobel Ashington factory

AkzoNobel paint plant is ‘world’s most sustainable’

18 September 2017By

Biomass and solar-powered UK factory will recycle water and solvents, and is more flexible to reduce waste

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Chemours reaches truce in pollution investigation

15 September 2017By

Company will provide authorities with data on perfluorinated compound emissions into drinking water

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Hurricanes’ chemical consequences

14 September 2017By

Gulf coast petrochemical plants move to restart operations, while concerns persist about the fallout from hurricane Irma

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Teva sells off contraceptive device in $1.1bn deal

14 September 2017By

CooperSurgical to acquire Paragard as Teva seeks to offload assets

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The chemist who started a charity

19 September 2017By

How Víctor Molina Navas is using his skills to improve lives in Africa

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Alexion axes 20% of its global workforce

18 September 2017By

600 jobs lost amid restructure as firm moves to Boston life sciences hub

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Take a tour of the Diamond Light Source

17 September 2017By

The synchrotron researchers exploring the world in atomic detail

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Is radiochemistry in danger of collapse?

10 September 2017By

Retirement and lack of political will is creating a shortfall in skilled scientists

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Eli Lilly to cut 3500 jobs

8 September 2017By

Company will close sites in US and China, and provide incentives for early retirement

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How did you get here?

30 August 2017By

We weren’t all born to be a chemist – and we need to start admitting it

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