Chemical Communications, known as ChemComm, is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). It contains communications (short descriptions of new work requiring rapid publication) of significant work from across the chemical sciences. It also includes feature articles. From January 2012, ChemComm publishes 100 issues per year.
Natural plant chemicals could help fight tooth decay, study shows
Oral care products containing a natural chemical that stops bacteria harming teeth could help prevent decay, a study suggests.
Chemistry of seabed's hot vents could explain emergence of life
Hot vents on the seabed could have spontaneously produced the organic molecules necessary for life, according to new research by UCL chemists. The study shows how the surfaces of mineral particles inside ...
Could smell hold the key to ending pesticide use?
UK scientists may have uncovered a natural way of avoiding the use of pesticides and help save plants from attack by recreating a natural insect repellent.
Scientists develop perfume which smells better the more you sweat
The first-ever perfume delivery system to ensure the more a person sweats, the better they will smell, has been developed by scientists at Queen's University Belfast.
Student helps to discover new pain relief delivery method
A chemistry undergraduate at the University of York has helped to develop a new drug release gel, which may help avoid some of the side effects of painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen.
New test to revolutionise disease detection in people, crops and stock
A single-drop DNA test invented by University of Queensland scientists could revolutionise the detection of diseases in humans, livestock and crops.
Researchers look at crystalline zeolite membranes to be fountain of youth for renewable energy batteries
While efficient and affordable electrical energy storage batteries are critical to the success of renewable solar and wind power systems and smart grids, the current high cost and short life of storage batteries remain the ...
Quick, easy and early diagnosis with rare earth ions
Lack of oxygen in cells is an indicator of diseases as serious as cerebral haemorrhages, stroke and cancer. Regrettably measuring real-time oxygen concentration in living tissue is difficult with current ...
Patent awarded for compounds that inhibit biofilm formation and persistence
In the current era of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, treatment of unwanted microbial growth presents a difficult challenge for microbiologists and clinicians. The problem is further complicated when these ...
Scientists learn to monitor neural stem cells that might help repair neurological damage
A labeling compound identified at A*STAR that specifically marks neuronal stem cells is not only a useful research tool, but could also assist clinical efforts to repair neurological damage in patients.
Fluorescent probe for labeling mitochondria helps scientists study fat-burning brown adipose tissue
A new cellular labeling strategy gives researchers an efficient tool for studying the development of tissue that could help prevent the onset of obesity and cardiovascular disease.
Laser scientists' new research could improve the treatment of asthma sufferers
UK scientists have used a laser beam trap to examine how drug particles from asthma inhalers behave as they are projected through the air. Their findings could improve the effectiveness of inhalers for the ...
Researchers developed world's first instant fluorescent sensor to detect milk fat
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has pioneered the world's first fluorescent sensor – called Milk Orange – that rapidly identifies the presence of fat in milk. When ...
Now you can turn your inkjet printer into a chemistry lab and use it to diagnose diabetes
If you stop and think about it for a moment, you will realise what an astonishing feat of precision engineering your colour printer is. It can take the primary colours – cyan, yellow, magenta and black ...
Technique enables improved sensing of toxic mercury compounds and pesticides
Fluorescence-based detection of pesticides and other environmentally harmful chemicals is limited by the ability of current methods to reliably and selectively sense specific chemical species. A*STAR researchers ...