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Letters: September 2021

2021-09-20T12:24:00+01:00By Chemistry World

Readers share their thoughts on chemical names and rights for workers, and continue an explosive conversation

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Al(I)-chemy

2021-09-15T08:46:00+01:00By

Subvalent aluminium compounds are making new reactions possible

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Hidden details in iconic portrait of Lavoisiers reveal fears of coming revolution

2021-09-08T06:00:00+01:00By

As the French Revolution neared the Lavoisiers were reimagined as scientific progressives rather than out of touch aristocrats

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Podbielniak’s contactor

2021-09-03T08:30:00+01:00By

How a new spin on separation produced petroleum, penicillin and much more

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Virtual modality

2021-09-02T08:30:00+01:00By

Moving science events online during Covid-19

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A simpler way to perform C–H methylation

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

Harnessing the magic methyl trick

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Fun with f-elements

Working with lanthanides and actinides may be challenging, but David Mills says the field is ripe for discovery

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Uncovering new transformations by using electricity as a reagent

Song Lin explains the power of electrochemistry and how he fosters an inclusive environment for his research group

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Adding constraints to understand life’s chemical origins

Matt Powner wants to know if there are chemical rules that govern why certain synthetic strategies are embedded in biology 

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Letters: September 2021

Readers share their thoughts on chemical names and rights for workers, and continue an explosive conversation

  • The human cost of inaction on chemical waste

  • Time to effectively address academic bullying

  • Are we giving chemicals bad names?

  • Exploring the potential of nanoarchitectonics

  • The value of media hype for science

  • Why are impurity regulations different for food and drugs?