Vol 2, no. 1
News and analysis
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to tighten drug safety following allegations that two withdrawn drugs - Merck's arthritis drug Vioxx and Bayer's cholesterol reducin...
While European Union (EU) states have backed away from overturning national bans on genetically modified (GM) crops, an independent UK project report has shown that GM herbicide-to...
In a laboratory somewhere in the north of England a distinguished analytical chemist is synthesising illegal drugs using recipes and protocols downloaded from clandestine websites ...
Synthesised protein for angiogenesis control
Flow chemistry doesn't immediately spring to mind alongside the word Africa, but the marketing team at technology company Syriss, Royston, UK, hope to change that
In the closing weeks of 2004, two UK universities announced their intentions to withdraw undergraduate chemistry courses
Shortlist announced for Chemistry World prize
Air fresheners stink - or so new research would have us believe.
Magnets for cancer therapy
Bayer stockholders; Award nominations; Waste management policy; Drug addiction seminar; 2004 Analytica-Anacon exhibition
The ancient art of extracting indigo from woad is being updated by biochemists
Japanese and US researchers tackle the problems of nanotube hydrophobicity
First two-way artificial molecular motor obeys the laws of thermodynamics
Enzyme activity is altered when proteins are adsorbed onto carbon nanotubes
Evidence that nanoparticles might damage DNA adds to debate
Dye molecules in hybrid nanomaterials are manipulated to behave like diodes
New method mimics spiders to produce microscale fibres and tubes
Using sunlight to create carbon-carbon bonds the green way
Living cells join the list of printable agents
Sequence-recognition in synthetic chemistry akin to biological systems
New breed of organocatalysts is set to improve on existing systems
Natural plasmid incompatibility could help combat antibiotic resistance
Novel compound heralds opportunities at the right hand side of the periodic table
New methods for detecting radioactive output from nuclear power stations
Moving water on the nanoscale with the help of a hand-held magnet
The best way to do a reaction could be easier to work out thanks to a microreactor developed by a team of US and Swiss scientists.
Polymer molecules in the shape of tiny brushes can help liquid crystals line up on a surface
Scientists in the UK, have found a simple way to introduce sensors into cells without causing them stress
The possibility of using supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2) as a cheap and effective reaction medium may soon become a reality thanks to a team of UK scientists.
A new way to gather chemical information quickly and cheaply has been developed by UK chemists
A new class of a specific organic reaction looks set to provide a useful approach to making functionalised organic building blocks for natural products.
A new way to make silicate nanoparticles that spontaneously self-assemble.
Canadian chemists are developing a new general way to make platinum-phosphorus bonds
Corrosion-resistant, stable magnetic nanomaterials have been made by German researchers
A groundbreaking mixed donor diamido-diarsine [As2N2] macrocyclic ligand that coordinates to a series of early transition metals (ETMs) has been designed
Shampoo and conditioner in the same bottle is taken for granted by today's silky-haired population. Maria Burke discovers the chemistry behind this clever invention
They might be tiny but carbon nanotubes are stronger than steel. Now chemists are finding ways to put this strength to use on a more everyday scale, as Helen Dell finds out
The concentration of pharmaceutical companies in New Jersey, US, enables easy collaboration, writes Bea Perks
There has been much debate regarding the health benefits of implementing the European Commission's proposed new chemicals policy. Walter Krämer, Michael Nasterlack and Andreas Zobe...
What should the government do to stop chemistry departments closing?
Is the merger of chemistry departments to form broader science departments a good thing?
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Smart-1 space probe entered the Moon's orbit late in 2004. So what's chemistry got to do with it?
United we stand
January in history
Chemistry World Letters, January 2005
Reviews January 2005