Professor Paul Popelier is a computational and theoretical chemist at the University of Manchester. In this week’s pick, he speaks to us about how his research in this area will help chemical scientists design more useful molecules and materials.
ChemSci Pick of the Week – "Imagine putting a brick next to a stone and finding that the brick was moving into the stone, and vice versa" – Professor David Smith describes his latest research into gels.
ChemSci Pick of the Week – There are 118 elements in the periodic table, each with their own unique properties, and each with their own chemistry. For many years chemical scientists have worked to identify each element, along with their unique characteristics and behaviour.
ChemSci Pick of the Week – Just as you can build many different structures from a pile of identical Lego® bricks, molecules can pack together in many different ways to form different crystal structures, producing compounds with vastly differing properties.
ChemSci Pick of the Week – If you’re not a hardened organometallic chemist, today’s Pick of the Week may seem a little impenetrable at first glance. To bring this promising research to a slightly wider audience, we’ve thrown in a handy diagram and a detailed explanation of what’s going on, so do not be deterred!