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Chemistry World

Gmelin’s handbooks

200 years of Gmelin’s handbook


2017 marks 200 years since Leopold Gmelin first published his influential handbook – and it’s still going strong, as Mike Sutton discovers

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Raiders of the lost pigments

By Rachel Brazil

The old sculptures in museums have lost their original colour, but chemistry can help us discover how they used to look

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Seattle Genetics cancels Immunomedics deal

19 May 2017By

Settlement also resolves disputes with shareholders

Buddha statue at dusk in Hussain Sagar in Hyderabad, India.

Pollution from Indian drugmakers drives drug resistance

17 May 2017By K V Venkatasubramanian

Areas around manufacturing sites still heavily contaminated with antimicrobials and breeding multidrug-resistant pathogens

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Patheon buyout brings Thermo into contract manufacturing

16 May 2017By

$7.2bn deal expands Thermo Fisher’s laboratory products and services segment

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Avantor to buy VWR for $6.4bn

15 May 2017By

Deal continues trend of consolidation in laboratory supplies sector

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US Steel plant spills chromium into waterway

12 May 2017By

Pipe failure releases 135kg of hexavalent chromium into Lake Michigan tributary

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J&J fights talc cancer claims

12 May 2017By

Firm has lost several court cases linking talc to ovarian cancer, but vows to appeal

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Back to school

23 May 2017By

Why a second degree could open up new avenues in your career

Soapbox Science 2016

Getting on the soapbox for science

21 May 2017By

The women researchers fighting sexism in science communication

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Working in the tobacco industry

13 May 2017By

Jenni Hawke shares how chemistry is changing e-cigarettes

Tarragona, Spain

Fancy a job in Tarragona, Spain?

30 April 2017By

Chemistry in the sun and long lunch breaks make up for the tight budget and quiet lifestyle

Scientist movement

Go west: the impact of scientist movement in Europe

26 April 2017By Chemistry World

Despite migration of scientists, eastern European paper output has increased

Eu workforce

People power: EU chemical workforce and industry turnover

26 April 2017By Chemistry World

According to the European Chemical Industry Council, the EU chemical industry has a £450 billion turnover and some 1.1 million direct employees

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