Category Archives: Highlights

C&EN: The structure of bleach

X-ray crystallography of sodium hypochlorite plugs long-standing gap in literature.

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C&EN: How many chemical elements does it take to build a car?

Detailed inventory shows that electric vehicles are more vulnerable to material supply challenges than gas guzzlers.

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C&EN: Ultrasound boosts battery recycling

Rapid process recovers valuable metals from old electrodes.

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C&EN: Copper catalysts team up for chiral amide synthesis

Blue light powers a radical route to ubiquitous functional group.

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C&EN: Retina protein may be a magnetic compass for birds

Cryptochrome 4 forms radical pairs that could guide the migration of the European robin.

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C&EN: X-rays activate cancer drug

Radiation removes molecular mask to free anti-cancer agent, offering simultaneous chemotherapy and radiotherapy with fewer side effects in mice.

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C&EN: COVID-19 test used in UK mass screening program receives stinging rebuke from FDA

US health agency’s warning for Innova raises fresh questions about efficacy of ‘Operation Moonshot’ antigen test.

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C&EN: Can industry decarbonize steelmaking?

Major steelmakers and disruptive start-ups look to hydrogen and renewable electricity to make green steel.

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C&EN: Polyacetylene comes full circle

Synthesis of cyclic polyacetylene offers fresh take on classic semiconducting polymer.

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C&EN: Catalytic patch activates cancer drug

Microneedle array carries palladium nanoparticles that switch on local melanoma treatment, avoiding side effects.

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