Reproducing nature's chemistry: Researchers alter molecular properties in a new way
In their search for molecules with certain characteristics, chemists have produced millions of new, increasingly complex synthetic materials by altering molecules' chemical structures.
Novel self-powered nanoparticles developed to deliver healing drugs directly to bone cracks
(Phys.org) —A novel method for finding and delivering healing drugs to newly formed microcracks in bones has been invented by a team of chemists and bioengineers at Penn State University and Boston University. ...
Biocompatible complexes for drug delivery applications get a structural boost from nanoscale silicon cages
Protein-based drugs show promising activity against many hard-to-treat targets. Getting these biomolecules past the body's numerous defenses, however, requires innovative technology such as drug-delivering ...
Carbyne is stronger than any known material
Formula for the perfect cheese on toast revealed
The Royal Society of Chemistry, together with the British Cheese Board, has today announced the formula for making the perfect slice of cheese on toast.
Upsalite: Scientists make 'impossible material'... by accident
Researchers in Uppsala, Sweden accidentally left a reaction running over the weekend and ended up resolving a century-old chemistry problem. Their work has led to the development of a new material, dubbed ...
Chemists design 'smart' nanoparticles to improve drug delivery, DNA self-assembly
A team of chemists in SU's College of Arts and Scientists has used a temperature-sensitive polymer to regulate DNA interactions in both a DNA-mediated assembly system and a DNA-encoded drug-delivery system.
Researchers create sub-10-nanometer graphene nanoribbon patterns
New research at Rice University shows how water makes it practical to form long graphene nanoribbons less than 10 nanometers wide.
Seemingly competitive co-catalysts cooperate to accelerate chemical reaction
A new, computationally-inspired approach has led a team of Boston College chemists to re-conceptualize a highly valued catalytic process, dramatically increasing the efficiency of a chemical transformation that selectively ...
German scientists solve nonclassical 2-norbornyl carbocation structure
Chemist to bring low-cost, inkjet-printed nano test strips to Pakistan for drinking water tests
(Phys.org) —Today the National Academy of Sciences announced a three-year, $271,930 grant to chemist Vincent Rotello at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to develop, test and deploy new, sensitive, ...
Protocells formed in salt solution, researchers find
The first cell may have originated in a salty soup in which large biomolecules cluster spontaneously to form a protocell, chemists at Radboud University Nijmegen discovered. PNAS published their work on Jul ...
Diamond catalyst shows promise in breaching age-old barrier
In the world, there are a lot of small molecules people would like to get rid of, or at least convert to something useful, according to University of Wisconsin-Madison chemist Robert J. Hamers.
NCAR joins massive field campaign to examine summertime air in Southeast
Taking part in the largest U.S. air quality field project in decades, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is working with partners to study pollution in the Southeast. The study looks at the ...