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This week’s chemistry news – Slinn Pickings

An NMR machine in a fume hood – Scientists in Germany have demonstrated a portable nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer that's small enough to be placed in a fume cupboard to monitor the progress of a reaction in situ. Scientists …

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More chemical news

Opalinus Clay as a potential host rock for nuclear waste repositories – Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU, Germany) have studied natural claystone in the laboratory for more than four years in order to determine how the radioactive elements …

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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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A new batch of ten Slinn Pickings

Sterility in frogs caused by environmental pharmaceutical progestogens – Frogs appear to be very sensitive to progestogens, a kind of pharmaceutical that is released into the environment. Female tadpoles that swim in water containing a specific progestogen, levonorgestrel, are subject …

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A chemical decathlon: Slinn Pickings

Atom-thick sheets unlock future technologies – A new way of splitting layered materials, similar to graphite, into sheets of material just one atom thick could lead to revolutionary new electronic and energy storage technologies. ‘Cornell dots’ that light up cancer …

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Chemistry news – Slinn Pickings

Guest contributor, chemist Robert Slinn of the University of Liverpool, filters the latest happenings from the world of chemistry. Oxidation mechanisms at gold nanoclusters unraveled – Researchers believe that the puzzle of catalytic gold is now partially solved. Scared to …

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