• 17-02-26 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – VX Implicated in Assassination, and Metallic Hydrogen Sample Lost

By |February 26th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on the proposed chemical culprit behind Kim Jong-nam’s assassination, the loss of a sample of metallic hydrogen, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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  • Chemical Composition of Oscar Statuettes

The Composition of Oscar Statuettes

By |February 25th, 2017|

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With the Oscars coming up this weekend, we’ve already taken a look at some of the chemistry you can find at the movies. Here’s a quick look at the composition of the Oscar statuettes awarded to winners, which has undergone a change as recently as last year – check out the graphic to learn more!

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  • 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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