- 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
- Virtual Libraries Using Open Chemistry
This post provides an update of our CombiUgi project. From a larger perspective I think that this can be useful to people interested in how collaborative Open Science actually works. For those who have not been following the progress of the CombiUgi projec ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Jul 25 2007 - 9:39am