Splitting water with light

Our ChemSci Pick of the Week describes a metal oxide photocatalyst that can efficiently use sunlight to produce hydrogen from water, which could help tackle environmental issues and resource shortages.

(VIDEO) Improving the clarity of MRI scans

In this week’s pick, researchers have developed a molecular complex that could lead to high-quality MRI scans with lower toxicity than current methods.

Speeding up reactions

In today's ChemSci Pick of the Week, a team of scientists from China and the US have come up with a method for speeding up organic synthesis reactions by spraying and recycling solvents.

Expanding medicinal chemistry into 3D space

(INFOGRAPHIC) A novel metallofragment (mF) library is designed, synthesized, and characterized. 77% of the library is populating the 3D region with a diversity which exhibits a broad range of biological responses.

Harvesting light

(INFOGRAPHIC) In this week's ChemSciPick, we discover how dark states of organic LED molecules can be converted to bright states, significantly increasing the yield of light emitted.

Seeing cancer cells in live mice

(VIDEO) Scientists develop a technique to image cancer-specific RNA cells in a living mouse, which could help improve early cancer diagnosis, increase our understanding of tumour biology, and pave the way for developing new cancer therapies.

Switching photocatalytic properties with light intensity

ChemSci Pick of the Week (INFOGRAPHIC) – Inspired by photosynthesis, photocatalysts are activated by light irradiation and can be used for different reactions, but they need to be optimized for every photoreaction. Find out how scientists are working to make this process easier.

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