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Chemistry Nobel laureate Ei-ichi Negishi dies at 85


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


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


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


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

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Searching for more sustainable resin materials


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Genetically engineered microbes convert waste plastic into vanillin


Plastic bottle becomes industrially useful product thanks to biosynthetic transformation

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