One-pot synthesis creates anticancer candidates – Researchers in Germany have developed a simple, rapid and high-yielding cascade synthesis of a collection of polycyclic compounds that resemble indole alkaloid natural products and which interfere with cell division. The compounds could be promising new anticancer drug candidates.
Zinc complexes as anti-microbial wound dressings – Scientists in the UK have made metal-containing thin films that can be incorporated into wound dressings or on surfaces to kill microbes and bacteria in hospitals. Endosulfan banned as agreement is reached with India – A global ban on the pesticide endosulfan has been introduced after initial resistance […]
Berkeley Lab Researchers Create Next-Generation Chemical Mapping on the Nanoscale – Berkeley Lab scientists at the Molecular Foundry have pioneered a new chemical mapping method that provides unprecedented insight into materials at the nanoscale. These new maps will guide researchers in deciphering molecular chemistry and interactions that are critical for artificial photosynthesis, biofuels production and […]
Millimeter-sized monolayer crystals open the door to single crystal organic nanoelectronics – A research team have combined organic electronics with nanoelectronics and developed the first 2D crystal of organic semiconductors on the millimeter scale, the thickness of which is only a single molecular layer (3.5 nm), but with perfect long-ranged crystalline order. They report their […]
Alzheimer’s protein revealed – CSIRO scientists and collaborators have made major inroads in cracking a structure of the protein thought to cause Alzheimer’s disease. Compounds to combat cold sores – New compounds to fight the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1), which causes cold sores, have been made by researchers from Italy. The compounds' antiviral activity could […]
Filtered chemistry news from Robert Slinn for Reactive Reports. First report on fate of underwater dispersants in Deepwater Horizon oil spill – Scientists are reporting that key chemical components of the 770,000 gallons of oil dispersants applied below the ocean surface in the Deepwater Horizon spill did mix with oil and gas spewing out of […]