Tuneable fluorescent MOF gels

ChemSci Pick of the Week – Fluorescent gels made from metal organic frameworks can be tuned to emit almost any colour of light, by carefully selecting the metal ion used.

A new language for chemistry

Scientists in Germany are using artificial intelligence to design a new language for accurately describing the structure of molecules – paving the way for more rapid drug discovery.

Targeting carbon dioxide

ChemSci Pick of the Week – A new catalyst could help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by industry.

Borrowing ideas from nature

ChemSci Pick of the Week – Scientists in the US are looking to evolution in nature for inspiration to help them make more robust catalysts that could one day help to produce energy from hydrogen.

Hydrogel control

ChemSci Pick of the Week – Stimuli-responsive hydrogels could help in the search for controlled methods of delivering cancer drugs.

Shapeshifting molecules

ChemSci Pick of the Week – Scientists in the UK have investigated the phenomenon of shape-selectivity in shape-shifting molecules – molecules that adopt different configurations depending on their environment.

Personalised drugs – the future of cancer treatment?

ChemSci Pick of the Week – A self-powered biosensor could detect cancer cells, treat them, and evaluate how well the treatment has worked in real time, providing a quick and easy way to refine treatment methods – this could one day allow us to develop personalised cancer treatments.

Chasing cations

ChemSci Pick of the Week – Scientists have studied transient, hard-to-capture reaction intermediates, using an enhanced form of NMR spectroscopy.

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