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  • A leap in Chemistry

    A leap in Chemistry

    Via Deccan Chronicle : Arabinda Chaudhuri, who was selected as a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, talks about the power of science. Hyderabad-based scientist, Dr Arabinda Chaudhuri, has been elected as a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) in the United Kingdom, and will work with other eminent […]

  • Senior Research Fellow Juan Perez-Mercader has published work on the development of an artificial proto-cell that self-assembles, grows, replicates, and moves toward light.

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    Mimicking life in a chemical soup

    Via Harvard Gazette : Researcher’s work revealing ‘phoenix vesicles’ builds on mathematical models A Harvard researcher seeking a model for the earliest cells has created a system that self-assembles from a chemical soup into cell-like structures that grow, move in response to light, replicate when destroyed, and exhibit signs of rudimentary […]

  • 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 […]