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Capturing carbon

22 May 2015  Premium contentFeature

Andy Extance finds uncertainty over efforts to capture and store CO2 from power generation

Malaria drug could cash in on green chemistry

20 May 2015 Research

Minimising acid and solvent toxicity brings surprising benefits in artemisinin production

$13.8bn Danaher bid wins Pall auction

18 May 2015 Business

Mega-merger follows consolidation trend in lab equipment supply sector, but analysts suggest this is yet to impact pricing competition

Espresso maker brews up tasty extraction

13 May 2015 Research

Household appliance isolates flu drug raw material from star anise while minimising pigment contamination

Longer-lived oxides offer silicon synthesis boost

20 April 2015 Research

Touted as ‘soluble sand’, stabilised small silicon oxides present new synthetic worlds

A web of possibilities

24 March 2015 Educated Chemist

Andy Extance logs on to learn how massive open online courses could attract new students, improve education and help fill the global education gap

Reaction map suggests meteorite chemistry route to life

17 March 2015 Research

Scientists propose that key biomolecules appeared simultaneously from a hellish cyanide and sulfide mix

Data falsification hits polymer mechanochemistry papers

16 March 2015 News and Analysis

Misconduct by member of Christopher Bielawski’s group has led to several retractions

A whiff of contention

12 March 2015  Premium contentFeature

Efforts to predict a molecule’s scent and to build artificial noses are progressing despite a lack of knowledge and disagreements within the olfactory community, finds Andy Extance

Chemists zinc up ‘aromatic’ metal cubes

2 March 2015 Research

Metal-organic clusters share electrons between eight covalently linked metal atoms

X-ray laser snaps first bond-forming transition state

13 February 2015 Research

Study of femtosecond-timescale carbon monoxide oxidation highlights technique’s potential in catalysis

Radical observation lights up combustion

9 February 2015 Research

First sight of hydroperoxyalkyl radical provides reaction kinetics data that will contribute to engine design

Endocrine disruptors linked to early menopause

3 February 2015 Research

Biomarkers for human exposure to the plasticiser DEHP show the strongest connection in US women

DNA gets with the program

27 January 2015  Premium contentFeature

Molecular computing systems could improve disease diagnosis – and even hack living cells, finds Andy Extance

A new ERA for European science?

26 January 2015 The Insider

The European Research Area has made scientists more mobile, but the picture isn’t entirely rosy, finds Andy Extance

Comet 67P’s carbon blanket promises solar system birth insights

22 January 2015 Research

Rosetta probe suggests comet contains complex organic compounds similar to those found in nebula that spawned the sun and planets

New ion continues perovskite solar’s flat-out progress

7 January 2015 Research

Changing most of the hybrid material’s organic component delivers efficiency record in small-scale devices

Chemistry from the skies promises low-emission nylon raw material

22 December 2014 Research

Cyclohexane activated using ozone and UV to make adipic acid could slash industrial emissions of ozone-depleting greenhouse gas nitrous oxide

Fermenting ideas

10 December 2014 Feature

21st century cider owes a lot to modern knowhow in managing fermentation and balancing flavour. Andy Extance immerses himself in the science of scrumpy

GSK cuts US jobs in push for savings

5 December 2014 Business

Research Triangle Park site bears the brunt as drugmaker consolidates research in Philadelphia and Stevenage, UK

Actavis rescues Allergan with $66 billion deal

24 November 2014 Business

Deal ends takeover fight with Valeant – but Actavis must still be ‘fairly ruthless’ to justify the high price

Good vibrations brighten superconductor outlook

13 November 2014 Research

By coupling to phonons in their selenium titanate substrate’s lattice, electrons in iron selenide become superconductive below 65K

Hydrogen bond pictures come under close scrutiny

10 November 2014 Research

For atomic force microscopy images claiming to show intermolecular interactions, appearances may be deceiving

Acid choice flips enantioselectivity

31 October 2014 Research

Changing proton source in asymmetric decarboxylation unexpectedly delivers opposite configuration

Agilent to exit NMR

23 October 2014 Business

Closure of loss-making ex-Varian business gives users investment dilemma