News from across RSC Publishing.
UK scientists have re-shaped micrometre-sized emulsion droplets using light.
An ionic liquid that could be used to control pH in chemical reactions has been developed by scientists in China.
A single molecule wire, claimed to be the longest yet, has been made by UK scientists.
Chemical gate controls catalytic reaction inside porous solid.
Detecting designer steroids used to cheat in horse racing and other sports has been made easier thanks to Australian scientists.
Containerless chemistry in levitating droplets of ionic liquids.
Trapping a guest in a corner prevents disorder, according to scientists in Japan.
Calling all Beatles fans! You could spend a week on a yellow submarine breathing the same air without suffering any ill effects.
Chemists in Poland have constructed logic gates, the 'atoms' of computation, out of well-known pigments.
Improvements in samarium detection could tell us more about how the solar system formed.
Micro-organisms could be employed to make drugs that are too complicated to synthesise chemically, say UK chemists.
Microbes can clean up persistent environmental contaminants.
A molecule that can recognise carbohydrates could further the fight against infections.
A water-soluble dye has all of the properties needed for use in a non-invasive form of cancer treatment, say scientists in Turkey.
Heinz Berke, professor of inorganic chemistry at the University of Zürich, Switzerland, looks at the use of manmade blue and purple pigments by ancient civilizations
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Ionic liquids could be the key to a commercial process for converting natural gas to methanol.
Lab on a Chip has been introducing a number of new features in 2006.
December marks an important time for Soft Matter, the leading journal on soft matter.
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Chemical Science 2006 Issue 12
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