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C&EN Space Chemistry

What fuels help rockets into space? — in C&EN

Rockets require a huge amount of energy to launch into orbit. In the latest edition of Periodic Graphics in Chemical & Engineering News we look at the different types of fuels used to get rockets off the ground and how spacecraft continue to propel themselves in space. Click through to the C&EN site to view […]

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Biochemistry C&EN Halloween Chemistry

Halloween Special: What are our skeletons made of? – in C&EN

Our bones don’t just create the supporting frames for our bodies—they also perform a number of important roles for our health. In the latest edition of Periodic Graphics in Chemical & Engineering News, we look at the materials in bones and what some of them do. View the full graphic on the C&EN site.

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Biochemistry Nobel Prizes

The 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Clicking together molecules to make new medicines and investigate biological molecules

The 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded jointly to Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharpless for their development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry.

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C&EN Medicinal Chemistry Uncategorized

The chemistry of acne treatments – in C&EN

Acne is the bane of teenagers, but it also affects adults. In the latest edition of Periodic Graphics in Chemical & Engineering News, we look at the causes of acne and some medications used to treat it. Click here to view the full graphic.

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Alcohol Chemistry Biochemistry

How is alcohol-free beer made?

Alcohol-free beer is increasingly popular and sought-after as people become warier of their alcohol intake. A few decades ago alcohol-free beer was a poor imitation, but these days it’s steadily improving and some examples can hold their own compared to the real thing. This graphic takes a look at how alcohol-free beer is defined, the […]

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C&EN Materials Chemistry

The chemistry of the textiles in our clothes – in C&EN

What materials are used to make the clothes we wear? In the latest edition of Periodic Graphics in Chemical & Engineering News, we look at the molecular details of textiles and how some of their properties affect our clothing. View and download the full graphic on the C&EN site.