Monthly Archives: May 2011

Six Slinn Picks – chemical news

Team solves decades-old molecular mystery linked to blood clotting – Researchers report that they are the first to describe in atomic detail a chemical interaction that is vital to blood clotting. Hard x-rays to watch chemical reactions – Chemists can …

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Six Slinn Picks – chemical news

Electron confounds predictions and remains stubbornly spherical – UK scientists have made the most accurate measurements to date of the shape of the electron and found – contrary to predictions that it would be aspherical – that it remains round. …

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Six Slinn Picks – chemical news

Iowa State engineer scales up process that could improve economics of ethanol production – Iowa State's Hans van Leeuwen and a team of researchers have built a pilot plant to test a process designed to improve ethanol production. Nuclear Magnetic …

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Six Slinn Picks – chemical news

New class of compounds offers great potential for research and drug development – Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have identified a class of compounds that could be a boon to basic research and drug discovery. GC–MS Results from Mars: …

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Six Slinn Picks – chemical news

Zinc complexes as anti-microbial wound dressings – Scientists in the UK have made metal-containing thin films that can be incorporated into wound dressings or on surfaces to kill microbes and bacteria in hospitals. Endosulfan banned as agreement is reached with …

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Making fluorine reactions stick

Fluorine in organic chemistry is an important topic across the synthetic pharmaceutical, agrochemical and materials areas because switching out hydrogen atoms selectivity for this element allows chemists to tune the reactivity of specific groups within a given molecule. Now, chemists …

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