DCM

What the dichloromethane ban might mean for university labs in the US

2024-05-23T13:30:00+01:00

The lab use requirements outlined in the agency’s workplace chemical protection plan are impractical for academic institutions, the ACS says

Peter Atkins

Physical chemistry textbook now free to download as a ‘gift’ to the community

2024-05-23T13:30:00+01:00

Peter Atkins gives away Concepts in Physical Chemistry in collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry

Antibody-drug conjugate

Pan-cancer approval shows huge potential for antibody–drug conjugates

2024-05-21T10:25:00+01:00

Enhertu gains approval based on gene expression rather than tumour location 

Papers

Expressions of concern added to more than 60 articles in chemistry journal

2024-05-20T08:30:00+01:00

Elsevier scrutinising further articles in the journal as it attempts to discover what happened

Elisabeth Bik

Legal threats, online trolls and low pay: the world of scientific sleuth Elisabeth Bik

2024-05-16T13:31:00+01:00

Chemistry World catches up with one of the world’s leading scientific integrity experts

Elisabeth Bik

Integrity specialist has no case to answer over blackmail, extortion allegations, French officials find

2024-05-16T13:30:00+01:00

Elisabeth Bik, famed for her research integrity work, admits that she is relieved that the investigation is over

Humphry Davy and his notebooks

What Humphry Davy’s notebooks reveal about his life and work

2024-05-15T08:30:00+01:00

Excerpts show different sides of chemist’s character

Andres Jaramillo

Periodic table of food initiative to uncover exactly what’s in our food

2024-05-10T08:30:00+01:00

Project will create database of food compounds to standardise understanding of biomolecular composition of foods

Structure

Simple preparation method improves access to long-known superacid

2024-05-24T13:30:00+01:00

Aluminium tris(fluorosulfate) synthesised in a single step

Promethium

Promethium bond length completes picture of the size of lanthanides’ atoms

2024-05-24T08:30:00+01:00

 Study fills one of the last gaps in our knowledge of the periodic table

Scheme

Simplified hydroformylation replaces rhodium with base metal

2024-05-23T14:03:00+01:00

Bench-friendly asymmetric hydroformylation swaps toxic gas and expensive catalyst for cheap reagents and mild conditions

In depth

  • Javier Milei is proving to be the ‘nightmare’ Argentinian researchers feared

  • Davy notebook project paints complicated picture of influential chemist

  • Biomass, plastic waste and carbon dioxide feedstocks key to cutting chemical industry’s emissions

  • Are we rushing ahead with AI in the lab?

  • Oil and gas industry emissions are not on track to hit climate goals

  • Humphry Davy’s whole story – warts and all – deserves to be told

  • What’s the most expensive piece of glassware you ever broke? Chemists share their stories