New green solvent could help clean our air

French researchers have patented an eco-friendly liquid mixture that could help trap harmful pollutants from the air. The non-flammable solvent contains urea and choline salt, a common ingredient in chicken feed, says Leila ...

Using espresso machines to do chemistry

Many chemists are familiar with taking trips to the espresso machine while running late-night experiments, but until now these excursions were merely undertaken for the caffeine boost. A group recently reported in ACS' Analytical ...

Chemistry team is developing superbug-killing disinfectants

More than 100,000 people a year die from hospital-acquired infections, and a Villanova team led by Associate Professor of Chemistry Kevin P.C. Minbiole, PhD, is doing cutting-edge research to help combat infections such as ...

Nanotech drug smugglers

Tiny capsules of carbon are invisible to the chemical gatekeeper that flushes potentially harmful substances out of our bodies' cells, according to research published in the International Journal of Computational Biology ...

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