Monthly Archives: January 2011

Robert Slinn’s chemical picks

Nanosilver: a new name – well known effects – Nanosilver is not a new discovery by nanotechnologists – it has been used in various products for over a hundred years, as is shown by a new Empa study. The antimicrobial …

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Slinn Pickings – chem news

Extreme oxygen isotope anomaly with a solar origin detected in meteoritic organics – Analysis of micrometre-sized grains of acid-insoluble organic matter from a carbonaceous chondritic meteorite recovered in Antarctica shows that the organic matter has the highest 18 O/16 O …

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Robert Slinn’s chemical picks

Could Ketamine be used to treat depression? – Scientists at the University of Cambridge are investigating the possibility that Ketamine – a horse tranquiliser, used illegally as a class C hallucinogen – could be used medicinally to treat depression. What …

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Robert Slinn’s chemical picks

Eliminating arsenic from drinking water – An iron-rich, porous material can remove arsenic from drinking water in under two hours, say Chinese scientists. Touchscreens Made of Carbon – Touchscreens are in – although the technology still has its price. The …

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Chemical news from Robert Slinn

Filtered chemistry news from Robert Slinn for Reactive Reports. First report on fate of underwater dispersants in Deepwater Horizon oil spill – Scientists are reporting that key chemical components of the 770,000 gallons of oil dispersants applied below the ocean …

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Slinn Picking Chemistry

Filtered chemistry news from Robert Slinn for Reactive Reports. Tiny magnetic switch discovered – A Kiel research group, headed by Prof Rainer Herges, has succeeded for the first time in directly controlling the magnetic state of a single molecule at …

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