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  • The chemistry of chocolate

    The chemistry of chocolate

    Via Varsity : Zi Ran Shen explores the sweet taste of crystallography Those who know me well have often been treated to my impassioned speech about how overwhelmingly sweet chocolates are. I’ve often refused chocolate desserts, ice-cream, and confectionery, citing my boredom with their overuse while choosing their fruity counterpart. Though […]

  • Sulfur linkage takes click chemistry in a different direction

    Sulfur linkage takes click chemistry in a different direction

    Via Chemistry World : Thionyl tetrafluoride-based ‘sleeping beauties’ enable click chemistry in a tetrahedral shape Nobel laureate Barry Sharpless and his collaborators have smashed together two storybook-nicknamed scientific worlds, calling on ‘sleeping beauty’ chemical groups to break his famous click chemistry out of ‘flatland’. The original click chemistry – clean, copper-catalysed […]

  • What does chemistry mean to you?

    What does chemistry mean to you?

    Via LinkedIn : The meaning of chemistry to one person and the next could be entirely different. It is a matter of that person’s immediate perceptions when the words chemist, chemistry and chemicals are presented to them and based upon their understanding, experiences with and knowledge of chemistry. To one it […]

  • Green chemistry: understanding barriers and opportunities

    Green chemistry: understanding barriers and opportunities

    Via Chemical Watch : We have a long way to go to mainstream green chemistry. Now in its 10th year, the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3), a network of some 70 companies across sectors and supply chains, has undertaken a number of projects, aimed at supporting dialogue and model collaborations […]