Coaching catalysis

Our ChemSci Pick of the Week uses chiral cages to guide the formation of non-covalent molecular complexes, working in a similar way to enzymes in nature.

Polymers for life

ChemSci Pick of the Week – Scientists have used a technique called living polymerisation to create high-quality polymers that could be used in solar cells transistors, and other electronic devices.

Click chemistry combats cancer

"Clicked" compounds with remarkable anti-cancer properties are our ChemSci Pick of the Week, and could lead to the discovery of new classes of drugs.

Exceptional measurement of chirality

Breakthrough research to accurately measure flexible left- and right-handed molecules under real-life conditions is our ChemSci Pick of the Week.

Push it good

This ChemSci Pick of the Week features an actuator made from a single organic crystal, which is capable of pushing more than 10,000 times its own weight.

In tune with your emulsions

Our ChemSci Pick of the Week describes a new method to predictably tune emulsions – which could lead to new methods of drug delivery, cosmetic manufacture, or power generation.

Slipping between the (battery) sheets

Our ChemSci pick of the week could be a step towards lower-cost, more sustainable batteries made from potassium, rather than lithium.

Turning black gold into artificial trees

A “black” gold material has been developed to harvest sunlight, and then use the energy to turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into useful chemicals and fuel.

Better OLEDs

ChemSci Pick of the Week – A new synthesis could lead to more stable and more efficient blue OLEDS.

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