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Slinn Pickings – the six pack

A foaming six-pack of chemical news stories from Reactive Reports with Robert Slinn New microscopy method opens window on previously unseen cell features – Nongjian (N.J.) Tao and his colleagues at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University have pioneered …

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How enzymes don’t work

The late, great Linus Pauling, twice Nobel laureate (chemistry and peace) and advocate of mega doses of vitamin C for beating disease and extending life (he died at the ripe old age of 93) was one of the most influential …

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Carbon Dioxide Solution

Have you heard of the Stenger Wasas Process (SWAP)? Apparently, it’s an exothermic reaction (produces heat) that takes place between carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide and “eliminates” both. It operates over a secret heterogeneous catalyst that is apparently readily available …

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Ionic Boron

Chemistry textbooks will tell you that you need at least two different elements to produce an ionic material. So, what to make of a paper in the journal Nature by Artem Oganov of the Swiss research center, ETH Zurich, and …

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Blue-Green Porphyrin Flip

A molecular Möbius strip that can flip between single-sided and double-sided modes has been synthesised by chemists in Poland without snapping the ring. Lechoslaw Latos-Grazynski and his colleagues at the University of Wroclaw explain that for a molecule to be …

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Plastic shape shifter

Temperature-controlled “triple-shaped plastics” that can change shape from one form to another, then another, have been developed by researchers in Germany and the US. Such materials might find use as switches and actuators in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and in medicine …

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