Category Archives: Highlights

C&EN: Genetically-engineered malaria vaccines show promise in the clinic

Inoculating people with weakened parasites may generate stronger immune response than the current malaria vaccine.

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C&EN: Artemisinin raises hopes and fears amid COVID-19

Researchers test Artemisia annua extracts against the novel coronavirus, while the WHO cautions that herbal remedies made from the plant could boost malaria resistance.

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C&EN: Magnetic liquid frees microfluidics from friction

Conveyor-belt effect in the liquid speeds sensitive cell samples with less pressure.

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C&EN: Simple synthesis for shapeshifting molecules

Bullvalene’s constant metamorphosis could be exploited in sensing applications.

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C&EN: Porous ionic liquid captures alcohols and CFCs

Cage-like structures could enable selective separations in continuous-flow systems.

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C&EN: Boron-nitrogen compound is close cousin of benzene

The latest ‘inorganic benzene’ has pronounced aromaticity.

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C&EN: Biorefinery turns birch wood into renewable chemicals

Lignin breakdown produces phenol and propylene, offering a low-carbon alternative to fossil-fuel-based processes.

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C&EN: Zeolite membrane finds holey purpose in methanol synthesis

Porous sodium aluminosilicate separates water from gases in high-temperature reaction.

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C&EN: Boron makes quadruple bond with rhodium

RhB is the first diatomic molecule with a four-fold bond to boron.

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C&EN: Porphyrin wheel sets record as largest aromatic ring

With 162 delocalized electrons, giant ring has global aromaticity.

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