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Extending the reach of covalent drugs

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - 12 hours 16 min ago
Inhibitors that bond covalently with oxidized protein residues could represent a new class of drugs

Quantum dots are superefficient at generating hydrogen

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - 12 hours 16 min ago
A new type of photoelectrochemical cell achieves better than 100% efficiency in a hydrogen-generating reaction for the first time

Chemists march for science

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 15:16
Practitioners, professors, students, and fans join with throngs in support of science

New way to make chiral arenes

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:59
Combined chemical and biocatalytic method installs group important in drug design

Lowest density MOF to date

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 06:00
Simple building blocks produce complex structure with a unit cell made up of 816 uranium nodes and 816 organic linkers

Chemistry jobs and H-1B visas

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 05:56
U.S. H-1B visas for chemistry jobs and institutions seeking them

The Preparation and Simple Analysis of a Clay Nanoparticle Composite Hydrogel

Journal of Chemical Education - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 15:26

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Journal of Chemical EducationDOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00389

How naked mole rats survive oxygen deprivation

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 14:02
The quirky mammals rewire their metabolism to endure suffocating situations, study finds

New dyes enable super-multicolor imaging

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 15:42
Nitrile- and alkyne-containing dyes improve the sensitivity and specificity of Raman microscopy

Chemists can now be picky about organosulfur compounds

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 15:16
A new strategy enables direct selective C–H functionalization of a single sulfur component from mixtures typical of petroleum refinery streams

AkzoNobel to exit chemicals within 12 months

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 15:07
CEO calls divestment plan superior to PPG’s takeover offer

Nanoparticle-based ink helps create 3-D printed glass

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:27
High-resolution glass lenses, microreactors, and more are now possible

Historic DuPont Building slated for redevelopment

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:42
Chemours will occupy renewed space, and the adjacent turn-of-the-century Hotel DuPont will be preserved

New NSF special report released ahead of Earth Day: April Showers Bring … The Science of Spring

National Science Foundation - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 09:36

From flowers' microscopic cells to thunderstorms called supercells, researchers study spring.

From flowers' microscopic cells to thunderstorms called supercells, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) are studying the science of spring. Now, in time for Earth Day, a new NSF special report -- April Showers Bring...The Science of Spring -- looks at what makes spring such a vibrant, and sometimes dangerous, season.

NSF supports studies of such diverse spring subjects as the bloom of plant ...
More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191505&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click


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Fungal duo isolated from toxic lake produce novel antibiotic

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 08:09
Berkeley Pit fungi grown together make an antibiotic that fights MRSA

Ashland to buy Pharmachem for $660 million

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 05:59
Deal will add specialized supplement and fragrance ingredients to Ashland’s food and personal care businesses

CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna shares her outlook for the groundbreaking gene-editing tool

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 15:06
UC Berkeley biochemist discusses how CRISPR could affect chemistry in areas including drug discovery and agriculture

Nova will buy Williams’s ethylene plant

C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News) - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:27
Transaction is Canadian firm’s second recent U.S. Gulf Coast deal