Tag Archives: electrons

Pi-stacking better without the aromatics?

Pi-stacking better without the aromatics? – Scientists in the US have discovered that electrons confined to their double bonds can sometimes deliver stronger pi-stacking interactions than those roaming free in aromatic systems. The discovery could have a big impact on …

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This week’s chemistry news – Slinn Pickings

Skin cream slows down snake venom – DEADLY snake-bite venom could be slowed on its way into the blood by a cream applied to the bite site, giving victims time to seek help. Liquid cement turns liquid metal – Concrete …

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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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10 chemical hits: Slinn Pickings

Venom of marine snails provide new drugs – Baldomero Olivera studies chemical compounds found in the venoms of marine cone snails, a potential source of powerful, yet safe and effective drugs. He will discuss the development of Prialt – an …

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Chemistry news as a ten pack: Slinn Pickings

U of Alberta researcher discovers potential cancer therapy target – One of the most important genes in the human genome is called p53 and its function is to suppress tumours, according to Roger Leng, a researcher in the Faculty of …

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Molecular news

Tuning graphene film so it sheds water – Windshields that shed water so effectively that they don't need wipers. Ship hulls so slippery that they glide through the water more efficiently than ordinary hulls.
These are some of the …

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