A trap for bedbugs?

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have discovered the shed skins of bedbugs retain the "obnoxious sweetness" smell often associated with the pests, a finding that could potentially be used to combat infestations ...

Organic catenane self-assembles in acidic water

(Phys.org)—There are many naturally-occurring supermolecular structures. Among them are catenanes. From the Latin for "chain", a catenane is comprised of two interlocked molecules, and have been found in the mitochondrial ...

Chemists discover way nose perceives common class of odors

Biologists claim that humans can perceive and distinguish a trillion different odors, but little is known about the underlying chemical processes involved. Biochemists at The City College of New York have found an unexpected ...

First steps towards achieving better and cheaper biodiesel

Is there any connection between wine and biodiesel? The answer is yes, however surprising it may seem. Acetals are chemical compounds found in many wines, like port, for example, which give it a unique, sweet smell. However ...

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