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Hydrogens seen crystal clear in small molecules

31 May 2016  Research

Researchers have pinned down the precise position of hydrogen atoms in crystal structures using widely accessible methods


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Secrets shown in a good light

31 May 2016 Research

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UV light reads and writes invisible messages on modified paper

India hit hard by US regulatory sanctions

31 May 2016 Business

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Data integrity issues have led to punitive measures, but companies are taking measures to improve

US tax rules force fertiliser merger to fall flat

27 May 2016 Business

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CF Industries' $8bn merger plan to relocate from US to Europe scuppered by regulatory changes

US chemical regulation reform delayed yet again  

Senator is blocking update to 40-year-old chemicals law and calling for more time to exami...

World faces tough challenge turning words into action on antibiotic resistance  

Countries are waking up to the challenge of ‘superbugs’ but agreeing a way forward wil...

US tax relief law benefits chemical makers  

Bill provides mechanism to waive import tariffs on materials not available from domestic s...

Gas trap could drive down cost of key commodity chemical  

Material can separate contaminant from the world’s biggest organic chemical feedstuff ...

Chemical synthesis injects new life into old antibiotics  

Approach can construct wide range of new antibiotic candidates from simple chemical buildi...

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In or out?

31 May 2016 Feature

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On 23 June, UK citizens will be asked whether they want to remain in the EU. What will the consequences be for science? Jon C...

Switching mindsets  Premium content

The promise of molecules that photoswitch is increasingly rich, especially in biomedical a...

Building better bones  Premium content

Can we make biodegradable materials strong enough to support the human body yet porous eno...

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To leave or not to leave

Chris Leigh and Mike Galsworthy discuss their views on the EU referendum

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Has chemistry evaded the reproducibility crises affecting other branches of science? Or is it just a question of scale, asks Derek Lowe

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Tricks of temperature

Ali Bouzari reveals why we should follow coffee shops, not French gastronomists, when it comes to flavour extraction