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Chemistry News
April 1, 2020

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Injecting the right dose of sulphur dioxide into Earth's upper atmosphere to thicken the layer of light reflecting aerosol particles artificially could reduce the effects of ... read more
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) contain bonds between carbon and fluorine atoms considered the strongest in organic chemistry. New research shows that using ... read more
Researchers measured methane levels in ancient air samples and found that scientists have been vastly underestimating the amount of methane humans are emitting into the ... read more
Using 'BPA-free' plastic products could be as harmful to human health -- including a developing brain -- as those products that contain the controversial chemical, ... read more
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Ultrafast Repeated Staining and Destaining of Cell Samples for Tumor Diagnostics

In the treatment of tumors, microenvironment plays an important role. It often contains immune cells that are so changed that they promote tumor growth. Scientists have introduced a method by which ... read more

Creating Stretchable Thermoelectric Generators

For the first time, a soft and stretchable organic thermoelectric module has been created that can harvest energy from body heat. The breakthrough was enabled by a new composite material that may ... read more

Novel MOF Is Potential Next-Gen Semiconductor

A professor has demonstrated a novel double-helical metal organic framework architecture in a partially oxidized form that conducts electricity, potentially making it a next-generation ... read more

New Material Developed Could Help Clean Energy Revolution

Researchers developed a promising graphene-carbon nanotube catalyst, giving them better control over hugely important chemical reactions for producing green technology and clean ... read more

Electric Jolt to Carbon Makes Better Water Purifier

Nanocarbons for purifying water get a lot more efficient by exposing a precursor mixture to high ... read more

A Milestone in Ultrafast Gel Fabrication

A research fellow opens up new space for both fundamental and application-orientated studies for noble metal gels and other ... read more

On the Trail of Organic Solar Cells' Efficiency

Scientists have investigated the physical causes that limit the efficiency of novel solar cells based on organic molecular materials. Currently, the voltage of such cells is still too low - one ... read more

Stretchable Supercapacitors to Power Tomorrow's Wearable Devices

Researchers have engineered a novel type of supercapacitor that maintains full functionality even when stretched to eight times its original size. It does not exhibit any wear and tear from being ... read more

Scientists Program Cells to Carry out Gene-Guided Construction Projects

Researchers developed a technique called genetically targeted chemical assembly, or GTCA, which they used to assemble electronically active biopolymer meshes on mammalian brain cells and on neurons ... read more

Nature-Inspired Green Energy Technology Clears Important Development Hurdle

A new material design has put the long-sought idea of using artificial photosynthesis to generate renewable fuel within ... read more

Shedding Light on Optimal Materials for Harvesting Sunlight Underwater

There may be many overlooked organic and inorganic materials that could be used to harness sunlight underwater and efficiently power autonomous submersible vehicles, report researchers. New research ... read more

New Sensor Could Help Prevent Food Waste

Chemists have created a tiny sensor that can detect ethylene gas, a plant hormone, in concentrations as low as 15 parts per billion. The sensor could be used to monitor produce ripeness and prevent ... read more

Chemistry: Access to Forbidden Rings

Chemists have now devised a new technique for creating chains of molecular rings that do not use standard chemical interactions but contact with large molecular surfaces that are electron-poor and do ... read more

New Method to Create 'Membraneless Compartments' Lends Insight Into Cellular Processes

A new method allows the creation of compartments within a liquid that do not have physical barriers. The method could help researchers understand how human cells use 'membraneless ... read more

Emissions of Several Ozone-Depleting Chemicals Are Larger Than Expected

Researchers have found that much of the current emission of these gases likely stems from large CFC 'banks' -- old equipment such as building insulation foam, refrigerators and cooling ... read more

Predicting Reaction Results: Machines Learn Chemistry

In the production of chemical compounds, the success of each individual reaction depends on numerous parameters. It is not always possible, even for experienced chemists, to predict whether a ... read more

Semiconductors Can Behave Like Metals and Even Like Superconductors

The crystal structure at the surface of semiconductor materials can make them behave like metals and even like superconductors, a research team has shown. The discovery potentially opens the door to ... read more

A Salt Formed Due to Corrosion on Restored Artwork Features Structure Known from Biology

The relief "Adoration of the Shepherds" by the Italian sculptor Giuseppe Torretti is disfigured by lumpy salt crystals. Now, a research group has established that the calcium acetate ... read more

First-Time Direct Proof of Chemical Reactions in Particulates

Researchers have developed a new method to analyze particulate matter more precisely than ever before. With its help, they disproved an established doctrine: that molecules in aerosols undergo no ... read more

Invisible Plastics in Water

A research team has found that nanoscale particles of the most commonly used plastics tend to move through the water supply, especially in fresh water, or settle out in wastewater treatment plants, ... read more

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