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Naturally occurring steroid that acts as a supramolecular zipper could have potential as a new anticancer drug.
US researchers have developed a quick and sensitive method that could soon be used at airports around the world for detecting peroxide explosives on ordinary surfaces.
Claims of serious risks associated with Malay, Chinese and Indian cooking methods present worrying news for budding chefs.
The response of fish and eels to cadmium in water will open up the possibility of tracing toxic and essential elements in humans, say scientists in Spain.
Molecular machines get a boost from a receptor that mimics logic gates by binding to both positive and negative ions.
Amino acid derivatives found in numerous potent bioactive substances can be made in a single step, report researchers in the UK.
Small-scale device that generates, mixes, and reacts droplets in one place is an important step towards a miniature laboratory, say US researchers.
Researchers have used household detergent to create, for the first time, arrays of bubbles that mirror the atomic arrays found in crystals.
An alternative commercial source of high quality rubber has been uncovered by researchers in Canada.
DNA-based catalysts show great potential for asymmetric catalysis, say researchers in the Netherlands.
New and improved semiconductor materials could be on the horizon thanks to a breakthrough in organozinc complex synthesis.
Predictive computational methods can reveal the potential superconducting properties of hypothetical complexes, claim researchers in the US.
Insight into importance of ligand geometry on catalytic performance could boost the alkane oxidation industry, report researchers in the UK.
Banned chemical warfare agents can now be detected at levels below current detection limits, claim researchers in the US.
A new release of the RSC author and referee portal, ReSourCe, has just been launched.
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A better biocatalyst for the hydroxylation of phenols has been built with molecular Lego.
Molecular computer technology will benefit from a breakthrough in single molecule magnetism, say Australian researchers.
A technique developed to study the sugar conversion process during fruit ripening could inform the design of polysaccharide processing methods.