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Chlorine gas released in Kansas distillery chemical mix-up

27 Oct 2016 23:30:56 +0000

U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigating accident(image)

BASF explosion impact lingers

27 Oct 2016 22:30:33 +0000

Marketplace impact continues during investigation(image)

Long-sought atmospheric intermediate detected

27 Oct 2016 18:51:10 +0000

Study helps confirm 43-year-old mechanistic proposal for CO2-forming reaction(image)

Potential diabetes treatment uses light-activated gel to release insulin

27 Oct 2016 13:13:29 +0000

Injectable insulin-carrying polymer could offer a less invasive way to control blood sugar(image)

XPrize seeks water from the air

26 Oct 2016 21:00:25 +0000

Foundation to award $1.75 million to developer of cheap technology(image)

Asthma patients could stop wheezing thanks to worm spit

26 Oct 2016 20:43:56 +0000

Protein secreted by hookworms helps block immune responses associated with asthma in mice(image)

Antitrust review delays ChemChina’s Syngenta purchase

26 Oct 2016 18:58:30 +0000

Regulators appear to be preparing a closer look at this deal amid massive agriculture consolidation(image)

3-D printer builds heart-on-a-chip device

26 Oct 2016 18:14:00 +0000

Device coupling living tissue and sensors could one day screen drugs(image)

A better blood test for liver damage

25 Oct 2016 15:14:00 +0000

A set of five proteins in patient blood samples can diagnose acetaminophen-induced liver injury(image)

Chemical Safety Board says multiple errors led to fatal accident

24 Oct 2016 18:42:43 +0000

Two workers died in 2013 Williams Olefin chemical plant explosion(image)

ACS establishes new journal for earth and space chemistry

24 Oct 2016 17:28:42 +0000

Joel Blum of the University of Michigan is named inaugural editor-in-chief(image)

ExoMars orbiter ready to map trace gases

24 Oct 2016 16:28:00 +0000

Although Schiaparelli lander crashed, mission’s orbiter will take data around red planet for next four years(image)

One-step method determines reaction products’ yield, enantiomeric excess, and configuration

19 Oct 2016 20:54:50 +0000

Technique accelerates evaluation of amine-containing chiral compounds(image)

Unusual hydrogen bond plays a bigger role in proteins than chemists realized

19 Oct 2016 15:30:00 +0000

Interaction affects 94% of all proteins, study shows(image)

Perlara signs rare disease pact with Novartis

19 Oct 2016 15:05:00 +0000

Start-up seeks to advance its unusual business model with a big pharma partner(image)

Fatal explosion hits BASF’s Ludwigshafen site

18 Oct 2016 20:45:00 +0000

Two workers dead, one missing; 20 plants shut down or partially running(image)

Self-propelling motors could target cargo to the gut

18 Oct 2016 20:03:00 +0000

Tiny tubes travel a preset distance in the intestine and then embed themselves in the intestinal wall(image)

Shell bids for cellulosic ethanol plant

18 Oct 2016 16:58:00 +0000

Refiner may snag large Abengoa facility for $26 million(image)

Putting a human cost on endocrine disruptors

17 Oct 2016 22:42:00 +0000

Study quantifies health care spending and lost wages stemming from low-level exposures to certain synthetic chemicals(image)

Sticking it to the internet of things

17 Oct 2016 15:58:00 +0000

Futuristic “smart” decals rely on conventional semiconductor materials and processing, but also 3-D printing(image)

BASF, Avantium move on biopolymer

17 Oct 2016 05:00:28 +0000

Companies form joint venture for key monomer furandicarboxylic acid(image)

Mercury from WWII submarine wreck pollutes sediments off Norway

14 Oct 2016 19:55:00 +0000

But the discharge probably has not contaminated the marine food web(image)

Antifungal RNA spray protects barley plants

14 Oct 2016 12:17:00 +0000

Plant vascular system transports RNA designed to shut down critical enzyme in fungal pest(image)

Rotterdam eyed for waste-to-chemicals plant

14 Oct 2016 12:16:42 +0000

Enerkem and partners select Dutch port for methanol project(image)

Shell considers Iran chemicals

13 Oct 2016 22:34:20 +0000

As sanctions ease, the oil major is interested in participating in Iran’s chemical industry(image)

CRISPR edits sickle cell mutation

12 Oct 2016 21:20:00 +0000

Edited blood stem cells could someday help patients produce healthy red blood cells(image)

EPA expedites action on five chemicals

12 Oct 2016 21:10:00 +0000

Agency moves to reduce exposure to persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic substances under new law(image)

Europe’s chemical industry confronts shrinkage

12 Oct 2016 15:44:55 +0000

Asian growth, U.S. cost advantage lead to declining sales for third year in a row(image)

Russia withdraws from plutonium, nuclear research pacts

12 Oct 2016 14:48:00 +0000

Deteriorating talks with U.S. over Syria prompted Moscow’s move(image)

Total sells plating chemicals unit Atotech

10 Oct 2016 19:26:30 +0000

$3.2 billion sale marks continued exit from specialty chemicals and products(image)

University of Hawaii fine lowered 40% for lab explosion

10 Oct 2016 18:18:51 +0000

Settlement with state occupational safety and health agency reduces number of violations associated with blast that severely injured a researcher(image)

Microbial enzyme could help clean up explosives

10 Oct 2016 05:00:00 +0000

New way to detect and destroy the increasingly popular munition 2,4-dinitroanisole(image)

American Heart Association, AstraZeneca, and Verily award $75 million to heart disease researcher

07 Oct 2016 22:24:00 +0000

Brigham & Women’s Hospital’s Calum MacRae hopes project will ‘reinvent’ how heart research is done(image)

Lignin waste could sustainably safeguard titanium-based sunscreen

07 Oct 2016 20:10:24 +0000

Coating titanium dioxide nanoparticles with lignin traps free radicals formed by UV light(image)

Ampac Fine Chemicals buys East Coast pharmaceutical chemicals plant

07 Oct 2016 11:37:00 +0000

Leading U.S. contract drug manufacturer expands with a third site(image)

Artificial metalloenzyme is most efficient ever

07 Oct 2016 10:30:00 +0000

Designer enzyme is a fast stereoselective carbene-insertion catalyst(image)

Novamont opens bio-BDO plant

06 Oct 2016 14:50:00 +0000

Italian firm will use the intermediate in biodegradable plastics(image)

New chemical firms debut on the New York Stock Exchange

05 Oct 2016 21:26:00 +0000

Activist investors played a behind the scenes role in formation of two new specialty chemical firms(image)

Fossil fuel methane emission underestimated

05 Oct 2016 20:34:00 +0000

Study finds these releases may be twice as much as previously reckoned(image)

Silkworms that eat carbon nanotubes and graphene spin tougher silk

05 Oct 2016 19:39:00 +0000

Strong, conductive carbon-reinforced silk could be suitable for wearable electronics, biodegradable sensors, and medical implants(image)

Tokuyama gives up on Malaysian silicon plant

05 Oct 2016 16:02:00 +0000

Japanese firm joins Dow Corning in abandoning a polysilicon facility in the face of oversupply(image)

Molecular machines garner 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

05 Oct 2016 13:00:00 +0000

Three chemists recognized for their work on mechanically interlocked molecules(image)

Theoretical description of exotic phases of matter wins 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics

04 Oct 2016 13:00:00 +0000

Trio's research laid ground for an explosion in new materials for electronics and quantum computing(image)

Yoshinori Ohsumi wins 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

03 Oct 2016 13:00:00 +0000

Researcher's work provided the basis for understanding autophagy, or how cells degrade and recycle their molecular trash(image)

Chevron embraces ionic liquids

03 Oct 2016 05:00:25 +0000

Oil company uses the novel salts as alkylation catalyst in place of hydrofluoric acid(image)

Cooking up the ultimate sweetener

30 Sep 2016 13:09:29 +0000

Manus Biosynthesis has developed a scalable fermentation process to make rebaudioside M, a highly sought zero-calorie sugar substitute(image)

Sandwichlike sensors sniff out organic water contaminants

29 Sep 2016 23:48:00 +0000

Design of the fluorescent nanosheets was inspired by dog noses(image)

Antioxidant coating could help reduce marine biofouling

29 Sep 2016 21:56:44 +0000

Surface interferes with formation of mussels’ biological glue(image)

Who will win the 2016 Nobel Prize In Chemistry?

29 Sep 2016 19:15:00 +0000

C&EN reporters and panelists predict the recipients of this year’s prestigious award during webcast(image)

Neuron receptor helps spread toxic Parkinson’s fibrils

29 Sep 2016 19:03:00 +0000

Transmembrane protein could serve as a new target for Parkinson’s therapies(image)

Chemists prepare an inorganic double-helix structure for the first time

29 Sep 2016 14:57:00 +0000

The well-defined semiconducting material features intertwined tin iodide and phosphide chains(image)

Pfizer decides not to split

28 Sep 2016 23:49:00 +0000

Drug firm calculates that the sum of its parts beats operating as two separate companies(image)

Lanxess to buy Chemtura for $2.5 billion

28 Sep 2016 23:46:00 +0000

Deal marks German firm’s turn to additives and away from synthetic rubber(image)

Designer protein’s units communicate

28 Sep 2016 20:48:00 +0000

Allosteric metalloprotein’s disulfide bond senses presence or absence of zinc ions at remote site(image)

Breakthrough performance for 2-D material

28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 +0000

Working transistor shows MoS2 can live up to its theoretical promise(image)

U Hawaii fined $115,500 for lab explosion

27 Sep 2016 23:04:00 +0000

State agency found 15 workplace safety violations associated with blast that severely injured a researcher(image)

Fuel composition influences engine emissions of carbon nanotubes

27 Sep 2016 13:13:00 +0000

Carbon nanotubes formed when a diesel engine burned fuel with sulfur and ferrocene, a common fuel additive(image)

Blast at China’s Wanhua kills four

26 Sep 2016 23:37:00 +0000

Accident at world’s largest producer of key polyurethane material adds to deadly year for China’s chemical industry(image)

Molybdenum disulfide transistors break through a performance limit

26 Sep 2016 20:32:00 +0000

Devices made out of the two-dimensional semiconducting material show that it can live up to its theoretical promise(image)

Lanxess to buy Chemtura for $2.5 billion

26 Sep 2016 17:02:26 +0000

Deal marks German firm’s turn to additives and away from synthetic rubber(image)

FDA okays first DMD drug

26 Sep 2016 05:01:04 +0000

Sarepta wins approval for Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment but must complete further studies(image)

Evonik crowdsources students for new ideas

26 Sep 2016 05:00:50 +0000

Web-based search targets the millennials and also serves as a job recruiting tool(image)

Minerals in Medicine Exhibition

26 Sep 2016 05:00:49 +0000

NIH, Smithsonian collaborate to highlight health applications of minerals(image)

Going to new lengths with better fibers

23 Sep 2016 17:17:00 +0000

Microfluidics produces thinner, stronger, longer collagen fibers(image)

University of Hawaii fined $115,500 for lab explosion

23 Sep 2016 16:55:00 +0000

State occupational safety and health agency found 15 workplace safety violations associated with blast that severely injured a researcher(image)

Radical protein modifications

23 Sep 2016 12:42:00 +0000

Versatile method uses C–C bond formation to decorate proteins with various groups(image)

Plastics shine bright to warn of invisible cracks

22 Sep 2016 18:23:20 +0000

Damage to polymers ruptures microcapsules, releasing fluorescent molecules(image)

Blast at China’s Wanhua kills four

22 Sep 2016 18:00:13 +0000

Accident at world’s largest producer of key polyurethane material adds to deadly year for China’s chemical industry(image)

UN targets antimicrobial resistance

21 Sep 2016 20:36:00 +0000

United Nations meeting and industry declaration focus on health issue(image)

Sanofi sues Merck over insulin patents

21 Sep 2016 19:24:00 +0000

Drugmaker seeks to blunt impact of new generic competition(image)

Chemical industry officials defend merger ‘tsunami’

21 Sep 2016 18:30:00 +0000

Senate panel questions consolidation in agrochemical sector(image)

Sponge made of coffee grounds scrubs lead and mercury from water

21 Sep 2016 13:21:00 +0000

The material could make it easier to use coffee waste for water remediation(image)

A look at the explosives used in the New York bombing

20 Sep 2016 21:45:00 +0000

Some reports suggest bombs contained a combination of Tannerite and HMTD(image)

Membrane coating could help remove endocrine disruptors from wastewater

19 Sep 2016 21:08:00 +0000

Adding a hydrophilic coating to a nanofiltration membrane helps clean parabens and bisphenol A from wastewater for recycling(image)

MOF traps molecules that gum up bioethanol production

19 Sep 2016 01:00:00 +0000

Material selectively separates furanics from sugar solutions(image)

Sanofi signs with Google unit on drug/electronics combinations

19 Sep 2016 00:51:09 +0000

Joint venture Onduo will pursue type 2 diabetes treatment and maintenance regimens(image)

Isotope analysis points to violent moon origin

16 Sep 2016 22:19:00 +0000

Collision between young Earth and Mars-sized planet formed the moon from vaporized debris, study suggests(image)

Isotope analysis points to violent moon origin

16 Sep 2016 22:19:00 +0000

Un estudio sugiere que la Luna se formó a partir de los escombros gaseosos de la colisión entre una joven Tierra y un planeta del tamaño de Marte(image)

Covalent drugs target cancer protein via new linker

16 Sep 2016 01:00:00 +0000

Inhibitors block Mcl-1 protein by reversibly binding to lysines instead of cysteines(image)

2016 Lasker Award recipients named

15 Sep 2016 21:31:12 +0000

Michael J. Sofia is among the winners of this highly prestigious award(image)

Congressional panel battles over subpoenas of scientists

15 Sep 2016 19:32:46 +0000

House Science Committee Republicans say inquiries important to protect federal research(image)

High potassium levels silence T cells in tumors

15 Sep 2016 15:13:00 +0000

Helping the cells deal with these elevated concentrations improves the cells’ ability to attack tumors in mice(image)

Catalyst flip-flops chirality to build copolymer

15 Sep 2016 05:01:00 +0000

Method strings together alternating norbornene building blocks into AB copolymer(image)

Relay Therapeutics launches to tackle protein movement

15 Sep 2016 00:46:00 +0000

Third Rock-backed firm will look for allosteric inhibitors for tough targets(image)

Geography plays role in fate of two deals

15 Sep 2016 00:45:00 +0000

Linde-Praxair merger is off, PotashCorp-Agrium merger is on, in part due to location issues(image)

Bayer clinches deal for Monsanto

14 Sep 2016 20:28:00 +0000

But giant agrochemical acquisition will face close antitrust scrutiny(image)

Chemists reversibly evolve enzyme

14 Sep 2016 19:01:15 +0000

Demonstration shows that structural dynamics play an important role in evolving new enzyme functions(image)

Kratom users protest imminent ban

14 Sep 2016 18:18:00 +0000

DEA's new temporary classification prompts White House demonstration(image)

Catalyst flip-flops chirality to build patterned copolymer

14 Sep 2016 15:39:42 +0000

Like a chiral switch, catalyst helps string together alternating norbornene building blocks(image)

Richard Holm and Stephen Lippard to share Welch Award

14 Sep 2016 14:47:57 +0000

Chemists honored for their research that benefits mankind(image)

Amphetamine boosts rats’ recovery from brain injuries

14 Sep 2016 13:04:00 +0000

A new animal model of traumatic brain injuries can help scientists test treatments and understand long-lasting effects(image)

Relay Therapeutics launches to tackle protein movement

14 Sep 2016 04:01:00 +0000

Third Rock-backed firm will look for allosteric inhibitors for tough targets(image)

U.S. presidential candidates answer 20 questions on science

13 Sep 2016 07:15:00 +0000

Trump, Clinton, Johnson, and Stein offer positions on key problems facing the science community(image)

Geography plays role in fate of two deals

12 Sep 2016 19:42:42 +0000

Linde-Praxair merger is off, PotashCorp-Agrium merger is on, in part due to location issues(image)

Drug use in Athens rose dramatically after economic crisis

12 Sep 2016 18:35:19 +0000

Concentrations of legal and illegal drugs in wastewater skyrocketed after the Greek economic collapse in 2010(image)

Metabolite abnormalities pinpointed in chronic fatigue syndrome

12 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000

Blood plasma study reveals chemical signature associated with lowered metabolic activity(image)

Air-pollution-derived magnetic nanoparticles found in human brains

12 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000

Magnetite particles, which can be inhaled, may play a role in Alzheimer’s(image)

Cosmetic chemistry on view in New York City

12 Sep 2016 12:45:00 +0000

First North American In-Cosmetics exhibition showcases anti-aging ingredients and a formulation competition [...]

Signal in the noise: The K-beauty boom

12 Sep 2016 12:45:00 +0000

C&EN and CAS examine the intellectual property behind the cosmetics in South Korea [...]