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Vitamin makes tricky E/Z flipping easy

3 September 2015  Research

Thanks to riboflavin, chemists see route to Z-isomers of α,β-unsaturated carbonyl intermediates


Hypervalent bonding controversy out for the electron count?

4 September 2015 Research

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A new definition for the foundations of modern chemistry puts atomic charge models on trial

Electric switch makes helix change hands

3 September 2015 Research

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Computational model predicts that external electric fields can reorientate helices by breaking and reforming hydrogen bonds

Shrinking hydrogel reinforces fabric for soft yet strong material

2 September 2015 Research

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Prosthetics, tear-resistant gloves and bulletproof vests could benefit from polyampholyte gel and glass fibre combo

Electrostatic net kills resistant mosquitoes  

A new coating for insecticide-treated mosquito nets could help tackle malaria and dengue f...

Smorgasbord of chemical blueprints located in plain pond algae  

Transcriptome sequencing reveals Euglena’s unexpected metabolic capabilities

MOFs with a heart of glass  

Chemists forge designer glasses from molten frameworks

Synthetic stomach membrane to minimise animal tests  

Researchers strive to replace lab animals with hydrogel models

Worker bees ‘chemically castrated’ through diet  

Phytochemicals in food control honey bee larvae’s future role in the hive


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