Author Archives: Mark Peplow

C&EN: Chemists build the tiniest spectrometer from a single nanowire

Device could pave the way for miniature analytical instruments.

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C&EN: Catalysts turn racemic mixtures into single enantiomers

Light-driven deracemization process may offer general strategy for turning unwanted isomers into more useful mirror-image forms.

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C&EN: Rusty film generates salty shock

Metal nanolayer produces electricity from flowing brine.

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C&EN: Dichlorination catalyst eschews chlorine gas

Chloride salts are the sole source of halogen atoms for addition reaction with alkenes.

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C&EN: Organic semiconductor photocatalyst does double duty

Graphitic carbon nitride simultaneously drives reduction and oxidation reactions.

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C&EN: Twisted fibers strengthen artificial muscles

Three groups report polymer yarns that respond to electrical, thermal, or chemical stimuli, which may find use in robots and medical devices.

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C&EN: Electrochemistry of single molecules under the microscope

AFM explores relationships between charge, bonding, and structure.

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Nature Biotechnology: Click chemistry targets antibody-drug conjugates for the clinic

Bioorthogonal chemistry, already a workhorse of drug discovery research, prepares for the leap into human testing.

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C&EN: Fishing uranium from the ocean with a spider-silk line

Artificial fiber extracts more uranium from seawater, and does it more quickly, than rival materials.

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C&EN: Solvent steers chiral synthesis

(R)-limonene gives polymer a right-handed twist so it can serve as a chiral scaffold for a metal catalyst.

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