Chemistry

Nanoparticles Unlock The Future Of Superalloy Metals

Sandia National Laboratories is pioneering the future of superalloy materials by advancing the science behind how those superalloys are made. As part of Sandia’s nanoscale research, a group of experts specializing in inorganic synthesis and characterizatio ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 13 2007 - 1:22pm

Molecular Pirouettes

Ultrafast intramolecular electronic charge separation during photo-chemical reactions cause up to tenthousand surrounding molecules to perform aligning pirouettes. Researchers observed for the first time such light induced reorientations in an organic mole ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 14 2007 - 12:42am

How Enzymes Work: A Major Discovery

In a "2007 Hot Article" of the journal Biochemistry, University at Buffalo chemists report the discovery of a central mechanism responsible for the action of the powerful biological catalysts known as enzymes. The UB research provides critical in ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 19 2007 - 3:27pm

The Mystery Of Ice And Its Importance In Climate Change

We deal with ice every day. Yet we don't all there is to know about it. Now Dr Angelos Michaelides and Professor Karina Morgenstern say they have made a breakthrough in understanding how ice works. Dr Michaelides said, “We are all familiar with the fr ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 23 2007 - 12:39am

Green Chemistry In Ethiopia

University of Nottingham scientists have been instrumental in helping to establish a pioneering branch of chemistry in Ethiopia. They have helped to introduce Green Chemistry, an emerging field of sustainable science that will help African nations to meet ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 21 2007 - 5:25pm

Storing And Finding Molecules On The Open Web With InChIs

Rich Apodaca wrote about using his InChIMatic service to track molecules in UsefulChem. Because we use InChIs in blog posts and HTML pages generated automatically from the molecules blog, doing an InChI search in Google is a pretty good way to find molecu ...

Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Jun 23 2007 - 9:20am

Advances In Organic Semiconductor Processing

Any machinist will tell you that a little grease goes a long way toward making a tool work better. And that may soon hold true for plastic electronics as well. Carnegie Mellon University chemists have found that grease can make some innovative plastics vas ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 27 2007 - 1:27pm

Chemists Move Closer To Solving Lou Gehrig's Disease Mystery

Chemists from UCLA and the University of Florence in Italy may have solved an important mystery about a protein that plays a key role in a particular form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a progressive, fatal neur ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 27 2007 - 10:16pm

Finding Molecules On Second Life

As I've recently commented, there has been media interest in the use of the virtual online world Second Life for chemistry. We also recently demonstrated on Drexel Island that it was possible to visualize molecular docking using the molecular rezzer d ...

Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Jul 9 2007 - 8:22am

Chemical Reactions In Interstellar Space

A detailed understanding of key chemical reactions that take place in interstellar space has been provided by groundbreaking research at two U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories and two European universities. Argonne National Laboratory senior c ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 11 2007 - 12:01pm