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Acid choice flips enantioselectivity

31 October 2014  Research

Changing proton source in asymmetric decarboxylation unexpectedly delivers opposite configuration


Plea for EU to act on GM from plant scientists

31 October 2014 News and Analysis

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Open letter from top researchers decries politicisation of the approval process for genetically modified crops

Square planar iron complex breaks inorganic dogma

31 October 2014 Research

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Unusual spin state could open the door to new and exciting chemistry

A new way to convert light to electricity

30 October 2014 Research

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Discovery could lead to novel photovoltaics made from just metals

Mirror mirror on the ocean  

Persistent foams stabilise the possibility of oceanic mirrors that boost planetary albedo

DNA 'barcodes' used to track food  

Milk has been successfully tracked as it is turned into cheese and yogurt in an advance th...

Platform to expand in agrochemicals by buying Arysta  

Business will be integrated with previous acquisitions for a broad crop protection portfol...

EU warns DuPont and Honeywell over green refrigerants  

Commission thinks cooperation may have been anti-competitive

Judge slashes fines in drug safety case  

Takeda and Eli Lilly’s $9 billion damages in diabetes trial reduced to $38 million

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From oil to chemicals

29 October 2014 Premium contentFeature

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After decades of exporting oil, Saudi Arabia is looking to increase its capacity to produce chemicals. Emma Davies reports

Harvesting heat  Premium content

Philip Ball looks at the materials that harness waste heat and turn it into useful energy

Microbial miners  Premium content

Jon Evans discovers the microbes hard at work on our behalf, extracting valuable metals fr...

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