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C&EN’s Talented 12: Raúl Hernández Sánchez19 May 2023
This supramolecular chemist uses molecular assemblies to purify water and develop clean energy catalysts.
C&EN’s Talented 12: Charlotte Vogt19 May 2023
This spectroscopist probes catalysts to accelerate the world’s transition to clean energy.
C&EN: Chemists think outside the box to craft tricky cubanes25 April 2023
Using cubanes in place of benzene rings could help fine-tune the properties of drug candidates.
C&EN: Porous pesticide carrier also promotes plant growth17 February 2023
Metal-organic framework deploys avermectins against citrus mites.
C&EN: Chemists debate how to fuel molecular machines07 February 2023
As researchers develop efficient molecular fuels, they continue to wrestle with the fundamentals of how their machines work.
TESTIMONIALS“As an editor and reporter, Mark Peplow is fast, accurate, and versatile. He covers science policy and pure research with equal passion, and his writing combines a scientist’s precision with a journalist’s verve.” Tim Appenzeller
Former Chief Magazine Editor at Nature, now News Editor at Science
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Freelance Journalist, South Africa
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Freelance Science Writer