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Chemistry Nobel laureate Ei-ichi Negishi dies at 85

2021-06-14T09:53:00+01:00

Discoverer of the Negishi coupling, who did synthetic organic chemistry research at Purdue for four decades, has passed away

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Drax plant to use Misubishi’s carbon capture technology in pursuit of negative emissions

2021-06-14T08:30:00+01:00

Amine solvent in use at 13 other plants could be deployed at Yorkshire plant by 2027

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Hints that century-old TB vaccine offers an immune boost against Covid-19

2021-06-11T08:31:00+01:00

Small study is part of global effort examining whether the BCG jab could help in the next pandemic

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Andrew Mackenzie selected as new UKRI chair

2021-06-11T08:30:00+01:00

Shell’s company chair to lead UK’s largest research funding body

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Searching for more sustainable resin materials

2021-06-10T13:43:00+01:00

Paul Jones of Bitrez is the 2021 Chemistry World Entrepreneur of the Year

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Royal Society of Chemistry appoints new permanent chief executive

2021-06-10T08:48:00+01:00

Helen Pain replaces Robert Parker at the helm of the society, with immediate effect

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Chemistry Nobel laureate Richard Ernst dies at 87

2021-06-09T13:30:00+01:00

Tributes paid to NMR spectroscopy pioneer credited with laying the foundations for the development of MRI

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Horizon Europe uncertainty and cuts to UKRI budget worries scientists

2021-06-09T08:30:00+01:00

Autumn spending review will now be crucial in deciding whether UK hits R&D spending targets for 2024–25 

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Scientists uncover pitfalls of letting algorithms determine crystal structures

2021-06-14T13:30:00+01:00

Chemists warn not to blindly trust x-ray crystallography software after finding and correcting mistakes in iodine azide structures

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More metallomimetic chemistry from boron

2021-06-11T09:05:00+01:00

One boron atom bonds like a transition metal in two different ways

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Genetically engineered microbes convert waste plastic into vanillin

2021-06-10T07:23:00+01:00

Plastic bottle becomes industrially useful product thanks to biosynthetic transformation

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