Chemistry

  1. Chemistry

    Faster, Better, Cleaner?

    Chemists have found that a new class of compounds, called ionic liquids, can substitute for widely used, messy organic solvents while also performing better and producing new products of interest to industry.

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  2. Chemistry

    Feline stimulant fends off mosquitoes

    Preliminary results suggest that catnip may be more effective at repelling mosquitoes than the widely used chemical DEET.

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  3. Chemistry

    Chemists redesign natural antifreeze

    Researchers have synthesized a family of artificial molecules that resemble the compounds that keep Antarctic and Arctic fish from freezing.

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  4. Chemistry

    Carbon-70 fullerenes finally link up

    Researchers have coaxed the cage-like molecules of carbon-70 into zigzagging polymers.

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  5. Chemistry

    Chemists make molecules with less mess

    Researchers have found a way for a widely used, commercially important chemical reaction to produce less pollution.

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  6. Chemistry

    Chemistry of Colors and Curls

    Chemists are using new technology and experiments to discover how hair becomes damaged and how to protect it.

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  7. Chemistry

    Researchers take an element off the table

    Researchers have retracted their 1999 claim that they had created the heaviest member of the periodic table so far, element 118.

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  8. Chemistry

    Longest carbon-carbon bonds discovered

    Researchers have found a type of carbon-carbon bond that's twice as long as the longest naturally occurring bond linking two carbon atoms.

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  9. Chemistry

    Carbon nanotubes show superconductivity

    Researchers have made individual superconductive carbon nanotubes that are just 0.4 nanometer wide.

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  10. Chemistry

    Wee dots yield rainbow of molecule markers

    Chemists report a scheme for creating a versatile color-based tagging system out of tiny atomic clusters, called quantum dots, that may enable scientists to track biomolecules with more finesse than ever.

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  11. Chemistry

    Universe of Molecules

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  12. Chemistry

    Perfecting Porosity

    Researchers are designing novel porous materials that could clean up toxins, store gases, or catalyze difficult chemical reactions.

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