1. Chemistry

    New structure reveals catalysts’ details

    Researchers have created a new compound that contains a palladium atom bonded in a unique way to six silicon atoms.

  2. Chemistry

    Compounds cool without minty taste

    Scientists have created a compound that delivers a more potent version of the cooling sensation of menthol, without the minty taste or smell.

  3. Chemistry

    Everything Midas touched turned to rot

    Researchers have found the nutrient sources for fungi that caused the decay of much of King Midas' tomb and its contents.

  4. Chemistry

    Foam gets its shot at anthrax

    A recently developed chemical cocktail that kills anthrax spores and breaks down chemical warfare agents and anthrax has received its first real- world trials in anthrax cleanups.

  5. Chemistry

    New sensor can ID dangerous bacteria

    When newly created organic molecules, called TWTCPs, are attached to a porous silicon wafer and exposed to a certain class of bacterium, the wafer changes color.

  6. Chemistry

    Chemists Try for Cleaner Papermaking

    Chemists have developed a novel technology that could help clean up the papermaking process.

  7. Chemistry

    Bitter truth about beer comes to a head

    Chemists have figured out exactly how beers develop a skunky flavor and smell.

  8. Chemistry

    Milk protein does a membrane good

    Chemical engineers have created a new type of durable membrane from whey protein, a natural component of milk.

  9. Chemistry

    Molecules, like Tinkertoys, link up

    Researchers have tailored molecules so that they self-assemble into predictable shapes on a gold surface.

  10. Chemistry

    Nobel recognizes three for handy chemistry

    The 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry honors research that led to new chemicals, materials, and drugs, including widely used heart medicines.

  11. Chemistry

    Nobel prize: Chemistry

    The 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry recognizes the development of molecules for catalyzing fundamental reactions used to make countless pharmaceuticals.

  12. Chemistry

    Burned by Flame Retardants?

    One particular class of flame retardants—polybrominated diphenyl ethers—is accumulating at alarming rates in the environment, taints human breast milk, and has toxic effects similar to the now-banned PCBs.