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April 2002

From David Bradley Science Writer and
Advanced Chemistry Development

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? A silica menagerie??Carrots, cones, cherries, and comets are the unlikely array of nanoscale products from a gallium-based synthetic process devised by US researchers. The miniature menagerie could help in efforts to develop high-volume production of aligned silica-based nanowires with optical properties.
? Peter Pfeifer picked a piece of porous carbon??While studying the internal structure of activated carbon a team of US and European researchers has discovered a material containing a fractal network of "carbon nanopores," which they reckon could make for a viable storage medium for methane gas in fuel cell technology for cars.
? An enzyme with inhibitions??Many drugs target enzymes and protein receptors, slotting into their active sites and either triggering activity or shutting them down. Drug designers would like a fast and efficient way to come up with novel inhibitors for specific enzymes and receptors...
? The splat on the mat? Oil spots on filling station forecourts can not only spoil the interior of your car as you tread a dollop of black gold into the footwell but are a serious environmental concern as rainwater and carwash ultimately sees the oil residue washed into the drainage system and thence the environment.
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Pittcon 2002 presentations


March 17-22, 2002, New Orleans, LA, USA, Pittcon 2002. The breadth of technology was global as well-showcasing new products in virtually every laboratory discipline, from life sciences and biotechnology, to analytical chemistry and pharmaceutics.
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The 1st North American Users' Meeting presentations


Princeton, New Jersey was the site of ACD/Labs' first North American Users' Meeting on March 7-8, 2002. There were 2 informative days featuring speaker Gary Martin from Pharmacia.
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Snapshots of Celebrity Molecules

If you are working on a fascinating formulation or a marvellous material, or perhaps you think your compound is simply cool, then tell us about it and visit our Gallery of Celebrity Molecules.


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