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Wiring up organic synthesis


James Mitchell Crow talks to the organic chemists using electrochemistry to add or remove electrons to their molecules at the flick of a switch

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How elements are made beyond the stars


Tim Wogan looks at what recent astronomical discoveries have added to our understanding of stellar nucleosynthesis, and the mysteries that remain 

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What Theranos fraudster Elizabeth Holmes’ conviction means for chemistry


Holmes faces up to 65 years in prison for defrauding investors while running her now defunct blood testing startup

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World’s first NFT marketplace for science and tech IP to launch in March


RMDS Lab in California moves into non-fungible token sales to help fundraise for R&D projects and accelerate technology transfer

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Chinese scientist admits stealing Monsanto trade secrets


Imaging scientist faces fines and prison for digital agriculture technology theft

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Daikin-America fined for safety breaches that led to worker deaths


US regulator concludes that fluorocarbon leak at Alabama plant caused two later deaths

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Chemistry student among hundreds jailed following Belarus’s pro-democracy crackdown


Artsiom Bayarski’s plight mirrors that of hundreds of students and academics in the country

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Chemistry textbooks still portray men as scientists while women perform domestic duties


Unequal representation in terms of both roles and the number of women featured revealed

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Phosphorene nanoribbons find their first use in a solar cell just 3 years after discovery


Experiments match theoretical predictions and show great promise for further uses in electronics

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Shortest-lived and lightest magnesium isotope ever too unstable to even attract electrons


Magnesium-18 cation has a fleeting half-life of 3 billion trillionths of a second

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Listening to quantum beats could reveal rhythm of birds’ migratory compass


Laser technique to read out oscillating spin states could help uncover how animals’ magnetic sense works

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Significant levels of PFAS found in antifogging sprays and cloths for glasses


High levels of PFAS chemicals, including two largely unknown ones, detected in products to demist glasses that have become widely used during the pandemic

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Single-celled marine organism first to be found releasing oxygen in the dark


Discovery of new biological pathway in widespread archaea could transform understanding of oceans’ fertility

Voice of the Royal Society of Chemistry

  • How polluting is plastic?

  • Is chemical recycling of plastics the future?

  • Nature and mental wellbeing – Building a better chemistry culture

  • Progressive plastics webinars

Celebrating science's forgotten heroes

  • June Lindsey, another forgotten woman in the story of DNA

  • James LuValle, a chemist who broke the colour barrier

  • The lifesaving work of Evelyn Hickmans

  • Clara Immerwahr – out of her husband’s shadow

  • Kathleen Culhane Lathbury – an industrial pioneer

  • Mabel FitzGerald and the mystery of oxygen sensing

  • Polly Porter, crystallography pioneer

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

  • Julia Lermontova: an early pioneer


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Thomas Midgeley and the toxic legacy of leaded fuel


Leaded petrol was around for 100 years, and the campaign against it for almost as long. Mike Sutton reveals its history

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The labs pointing to a greener future for Africa

By Munyaradzi Makoni

Tackling climate is not just a job for scientists in more developed countries. Munyaradzi Makoni talks to researchers in Kenya and South Africa to find out more

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Keeping cell therapy under wraps


Materials to safely encapsulate transplanted cells for could enable a revolution in the treatment of diabetes and a wide range of other diseases. James Mitchell Crow reports

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The science of breast milk and baby formula


Nina Notman reveals how breast milk research is inspiring a new generation of infant formulas and opening the door to therapeutic advances

  • Smarter experimentation for engineers and scientists

  • Using flow chemistry to give early drug discovery processes a boost