Chemistry

Molecular Mixing Creates Super Stable Glass

Gothenburg, Sweden — Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in creating a new type of super-stable, durable glass with potential applications ranging from medicines,...

Surface Chemistry Reveals Corrosive Secrets

Houghton, MI — One can easily see with the naked eye that leaving an old nail out in the rain causes rust. What does require the keen eyes and sensitive nose of microscopy and spectroscopy is observing...

Colour Coding Molecular Mirror Images

Kanazawa, Japan — Enantiomers are molecules that are each other’s mirror image — like one’s left and right hand.  They are said to be chiral, chirality being the term for ‘displaying handedness’. ...

Pyrrole Chemistry: Good Things Come in Threes

Sapporo, Japan — A new approach leads to the long-awaited formation of rings made of three pyrroles, which could be used to produce compounds with a host of interesting properties, and explains why...

A Colourful, Seaweed-Based Ink for 3D Printing

Richland, WA — Some artists are embracing 3D printing as a new medium, allowing them to create intricate 3D compositions that are difficult to produce in any other way. But the rigid, plastic-based...

Nanoparticles: The Complex Rhythm of Chemistry

Vienna, Austria — Most of commercial chemicals are produced using catalysts. Usually, these catalysts consist of tiny metal nanoparticles that are placed on an oxidic support. Similar to a cut diamond,...

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