Chemists synthesize 'flat' silicon compounds

Chemists at the University of Bonn (Germany) have synthesized extremely unusual compounds. Their central building block is a silicon atom. Different from usual, however, is the arrangement of the four bonding partners of ...

Toward next-generation molecule-based magnets

Magnets are deployed in a range of technology applications, including satellites, telephones and refrigerator doors. However, they are made up of heavy, inorganic materials whose component elements are, in some cases, of ...

Treated wastewater may be safe for aquaculture

Although aquaculture in treated wastewater is practiced worldwide, there is scant scientific research concerning whether organic micropollutants are present at safe levels for consumption.

Sunscreens release metals and nutrients into seawater

Beachgoers are becoming increasingly aware of the potentially harmful effects UV filters from sunscreens can have on coral and other marine organisms when the protective lotions wash off their bodies into the ocean. Now, ...

High pressure creates new neighbours for beryllium

The rare element beryllium is mainly known for being a component of emeralds, aquamarines, and other precious stones. However, in Nature Communications, an international team of scientists from the University of Bayreuth ...

Checking water quality at the tap

When consumers turn on a faucet, they expect the drinking water that gushes out to be safe. A new report in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology found that U.S. public-supply tap water generally meets all enforceable ...

Chemists obtained new compound for molecular machines

RUDN chemists and their colleagues have developed an innovative method of crystallisation to produce a new complex mercuric compound with hybrid organic and inorganic ligands and a highly unusual structure. Compounds such ...

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