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02 May 2013 - Movie time
The new movie produced by IBM research should of course not be called "A boy and his atom" but "a boy and his molecule" ....
06 May 2013 - Boldly go ... yeah yeah we get it
An intriguing map as published by Virshup et al. in JACS (DOI). But what is it? The Virshup article describes an algorit ....
07 May 2013 - Risk assessment
An ongoing chemical disaster in Belgium is getting people worried. Each day a train loaded with acrylonitrile makes a jo ....
09 May 2013 - Organic chemistry
Lanigan et al. report a new reagent for coupling an amine with a carboxylic acid to form an amide (DOI). The reagent is ....
11 May 2013 - Green chemistry
The gradual replacement of fossil fuels by biofuels requires the reinvention of many chemicals that now also rely on fos ....
16 May 2013 - Tweaking
The combination of nanotubes and microwaves is irresistible. Scientists have been analysing, functionalising and destroy ....
18 May 2013 - Industrial chemistry
In what must be the single most important organic chemistry journal, each issue of Organic Process Research & Developmen ....
20 May 2013 - It is true.
My favorite Dutch newspaper (NRC) writes about it and the scientists are Dutch so it has to be true. In the most recent ....