House with covid particles coming out of the windows

Can we clean Covid from the air around us?


Nina Notman talks to the experts about what is needed to remove pollutants and even infectious diseases from the air inside our homes, schools and offices

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The end of a long race?


The finishing line of the Covid-19 pandemic may be in sight, but we mustn’t stop running just yet

Aedes mosquito (Aedes albopictus) sucking blood on a human arm

Finding new medicines for malaria

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Join Chemistry World in this interactive webinar and explore some of the collaborative avenues of research looking for new medicines to prevent and treat one of our oldest foes. 


Small group of top schools in the US supply most of the nation’s faculty


Approximately 80% of all faculty trained in the US got their PhDs at 20% of the country’s universities

A Nobel Gold Medal

Flexible electronics and quorum sensing among predictions for chemistry Nobel prize


Bioorthogonal chemistry and nucleic acid sequencing favoured by chemists while citation analysis forecast includes chemical engineering, molecular biology and inorganic photochemistry

Ursula von der Leyen

EU plots course to secure raw materials vital to a low-carbon economy


Russia’s war on Ukraine and the pandemic have highlighted the bloc’s dependence on unreliable suppliers

Purple GMO tomatoes

Genetically modified purple tomatoes receive US approval


Home growers will be able to purchase seeds from spring 2023

Ig Nobel Prize

Talent versus luck study wins Ig Nobel


Research on ice cream scoops medicine prize

3d Teflon molecule model

Mineralisation makes chemical recycling of fluoropolymers a possibility


By using molten sodium hydroxide, researchers show they can produce fluorite from fluoropolymers in a two-step process

Dissolving battery

Split-cell design behind batteries that degrade and get absorbed by their environment


Batteries that breakdown on their own could help minimise electronic waste

An image showing the structure of benzene

Benzene’s bond lengths corrected


Sophisticated spectroscopic method shows that previously reported values were out by several milliangstroms

Surface chemistry

Surface reactions can be controlled by bulk stoichiometry


Computational models demonstrate how the elastic properties of a solid can influence surface chemistry

Reaction scheme

Cobalt nanoparticles behind alternative to lead-based Lindlar catalyst


Dietary supplements market could benefit from catalyst that performs the semi-hydrogenation of a range of vitamin precursors

Voice of the Royal Society of Chemistry

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  • How polluting is plastic?

  • Is chemical recycling of plastics the future?

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Celebrating science's forgotten heroes

  • Betty Wright Harris’s explosive career

  • Masataka Ogawa and the search for nipponium

  • Elizabeth Fulhame, the 18th century chemistry pioneer who faded from history

  • William Knox, the only Black supervisor in the Manhattan Project

  • Margaret Melhase Fuchs and the radioactive isotope

  • PC Ray: A genius chemist who dreamed of a modern India

  • Jim West’s marvellous microphone

  • Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier the invisible assistant

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

  • James LuValle, a chemist who broke the colour barrier


Artemisimin collage web hero

50 years of artemisinin


Jamie Durrani tells the story of how a wonder drug against malaria was discovered from a plant in a secret Chinese military project

Soil in hand

Soil searching


Rachel Brazil talks to the scientists trying to understand – and improve – the health of the planet’s soil

Hands holding ornamental plants

The plant trade’s scientific secrets


Growers are using advanced techniques to mass-produce the next trendy houseplant. But Katrina Krämer finds that collectors’ demand for new varieties has also opened the door to deception and fraud

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Cultured meat flexes its muscles


Rebecca Trager examines an emerging industry that is growing ‘meat’ outside of animals using cell lines cultivated in bioreactors

  • Finding new medicines for malaria

  • How to profit from recent innovations in small molecule drug discovery

  • Nobel prize in chemistry: reactions

  • Make better data-based decisions with statistical modelling techniques