• C&EN Movies Preview

Chemistry at the Movies – In C&EN

By |February 20th, 2017|

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With the Oscars coming up, this month’s edition of Periodic Graphics in C&EN takes a look at the chemistry found in the movie theatre, from the film to the popcorn to the audience itself! You can view the full graphic on the C&EN site.

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  • 17-02-19 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Saliva’s Influence on Cheese Flavour, and Improving C-13 NMR Signals

By |February 19th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on how saliva composition influences the taste of cheese, a new technique which boosts signals from carbon-13 NMR in liquids by up to one thousand times, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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  • Protein Fragment Hotspots and Drug Discovery CCDC

Protein Fragment Hotspots: Helping the Design of Better Medicines

By |February 16th, 2017|

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This latest Chemunicate graphic (the Compound Interest side project that works with chemistry researchers and institutions to highlight their research in graphical form) was made for the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, and takes a look at a particular computational method that can be used to assist in the discovery of drug molecules.

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  • The Chemistry of Roses

Valentine’s Day Special: The Chemistry of Roses

By |February 14th, 2017|

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Roses are the flower most closely associated with Valentine’s Day – and we’ve got chemistry to thank for both their colour and aroma! In this post we take a closer look at the chemical compounds involved.

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  • 17-02-12 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Helium Forms a Compound, and a Hydrogel Vasectomy Alternative

By |February 12th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on helium forming a stable compound at high pressures, how a hydrogel injection could provide a reversible alternative to vasectomy, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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  • Periodic Tables

National Periodic Table Day – Six Different Periodic Tables!

By |February 7th, 2017|

Today, February 7, is National Periodic Table Day. You could be forgiven for not knowing – it was actually only ‘founded’ in May 2015, so this is only the second time it’s rolled around. February 7 was picked because it marks the date on which John Newlands’ first periodic table of elements was published way back in 1863. By happy coincidence it’s also only a day before the birthday of Dmitri Mendeleev, the scientist most famously associated with the periodic table.

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