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Self-Moving Alcohol Droplets for Drug Delivery Applications

Self-Moving Alcohol Droplets for Drug Delivery Applications

Droplets are tiny spherical drops of fluid that are incapable of moving on its own. However, researchers from Southern Denmark University and Institute of Chemical Technology, Czech Republic have succeeded in making alcohol droplets move in water. They believe that this invention may serve as a breakthrough in potential applications of drug delivery. [More]
Bimetallic Nanoparticles Enable Carbon Dioxide Reduction

Bimetallic Nanoparticles Enable Carbon Dioxide Reduction

Researchers at Berkeley Lab have used bimetallic nanoparticles as a catalyst in the process for reduction of carbon dioxide. Chemist Peidong Yang of the Materials Sciences Division at Berkeley Lab has led the study. [More]
Researchers Discover “Branched” Carbon-Bearing Interstellar Molecules

Researchers Discover “Branched” Carbon-Bearing Interstellar Molecules

Researchers belonging to Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (Bonn, Germany), University of Cologne (Germany), and the Cornell University (USA) have discovered a “branched” carbon-bearing molecule in interstellar space for the very first time. [More]
Quantum Mechanics Advances Help Predict Most Stable Crystal Structure

Quantum Mechanics Advances Help Predict Most Stable Crystal Structure

Atoms of a solid material are capable of adopting many different crystal structures, which can influence the properties of the material. However, predicting a material’s crystal structure that has the highest stability has been a longstanding bottleneck for researchers. A research group led by Professor Garnet K. L. Chan has addressed this challenge. [More]
Researchers Offer New Insights on Nanocomposite Oxide Ceramic Properties

Researchers Offer New Insights on Nanocomposite Oxide Ceramic Properties

Researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have discovered unique characteristics in nanocomposite oxide ceramics that hold promise for nuclear fuels, fast ion conductors, ferroelectrics, and for storage of nuclear waste. Composites can be used for a wide range of applications, as their interfaces possess distinctive ionic and electronic properties that may help improve conductivity of materials. [More]
Reagents Control Conformation of Molecules to Adopt Specific Shapes

Reagents Control Conformation of Molecules to Adopt Specific Shapes

University of Bristol scientists have published a paper on a reagent that reacts with boronic esters with extraordinary stereocontrol and high fidelity. This would aid in controlling the molecule’s conformation and make it take a linear or helical shape. This novel process can be considered to be similar to that of a molecular assembly line. [More]
Modifying Thermoset Properties by Triazolinediones-Based Click Chemistry

Modifying Thermoset Properties by Triazolinediones-Based Click Chemistry

Ghent University researchers have discovered a method for reversibly converting a thermoset polymer into a thermoplastic, using "click chemistry" based on chemicals called triazolinediones (TADs). [More]
Innovative Synthetic Amino Acid Improves Potency of Therapeutic Peptides

Innovative Synthetic Amino Acid Improves Potency of Therapeutic Peptides

A synthetic amino acid capable of influencing the 3D structure of bioactive peptides and improving their potency has been developed by researchers at EPFL. [More]
Research Gives New Insight Into Water and Metal Oxide Reactions

Research Gives New Insight Into Water and Metal Oxide Reactions

Metal oxides and water are two of the most common substances in the world yet the chemical reactions which occur when the two meet were not fully understood until now. [More]
Rising Stars in Chemistry to Participate at 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

Rising Stars in Chemistry to Participate at 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

Fifteen rising stars in the field of chemistry will be discussing their work as part of the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. [More]