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Cleaning up industry’s water worries


With clean water supplies increasingly scarce, Angeli Mehta looks at what industry is doing to reduce its demands

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Bots bring chemistry research tools to Twitter


Cheminformatic tool can deliver retrosynthetic analysis

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Integrated design gives lithium–air battery room to breathe safely

By Tim Wogan

Improved stability and cycling brings battery with highest theoretical energy density closer to market

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EU genome-editing legislation is ‘unfit for purpose’ says European commission


Current policies lag behind the latest technological developments

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US chemical industry spent $61M to fend off PFAS regulations


Campaign finance records show how chemicals producers lobby against policies aimed to regulate persistent PFAS pollutants

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Coca-Cola chemist convicted of trade secret theft


Xiaorong You stole files detailing BPA-free can coatings from seven major chemicals firms 

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Thirty years on new home sought for Kroto’s Nobel-winning samples


Piece of chemistry history at Sussex could form heart of outreach centre

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Tributes paid as Royal Society of Chemistry past president Eddie Abel dies


Organometallic chemistry giant passes away aged 89

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Elemental analysis of skid marks could connect a car’s tyres to a crime scene


New technique could be a valuable addition to forensic scientists’ toolkit

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AI enantioselectivity predictor set to power computational catalyst screening


Workflow involves mapping a reaction representation onto the activation energy of the stereocontrolling step

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Meteorites show modern Mars’ subsurface has ingredients to support life


Terrestrial chemistry that sustains microbial life deep underground appears to be occurring on the Red Planet too

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First ever triply bridging phosphine glows in two colours when crushed


Copper triangle topped with μ3-bridging phosphorus ligand shows unusual colour-changing mechanochromic luminescence

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Rapidly alternating polarity stars in selective electrochemical reduction


Rapidly fluctuating AC targets specific carbonyl groups in the presence of several reducible groups

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  • Should we design biodegradable plastics?

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Celebrating science's forgotten heroes

  • Polly Porter, crystallography pioneer

  • Mary Sherman Morgan: The best kept secret in the space race

  • Julia Lermontova: an early pioneer

  • Margarita Salas: the marquesa of molecular biology

  • Sylvia Stoesser – the first female chemist at Dow

  • Martin Gouterman: the gay man behind the four-orbital model

  • Stefanie Horovitz – the woman behind the isotope

  • Marguerite Perey and the last element in nature

  • Ghanaian biochemistry TV star Marian Addy

  • Barbara Low, penicillin and the protein pi helix


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Why do people believe conspiracy theories?


Rachel Brazil looks into the dangerous world of chemical conspiracy theories and asks the experts what we can do about it

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Drink, drugs and disease: the chemistry of breath tests


From roadside tests to diagnosing Covid-19, Clare Sansom looks at how breathalysers have developed

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The growing problem of pesticide resistance


Weeds and other plant pests can no longer be controlled by chemicals as easily as they could. Bárbara Pinho talks to the scientists finding solutions

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Smart tattoos are keeping tabs on our health


Nina Notman takes a snapshot of the burgeoning field of health and fitness monitoring tattoos and patches

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  • Statistics versus machine learning: should we all learn artificial intelligence?

  • Molecular modeling for the medicinal chemistry toolkit

  • Li-ion battery electrolyte degradation characterization by mass spectrometry

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