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#chemistry

The substance found in brown coal can help combat viruses

The data analysis results clearly attest to the importance of natural central fragments of flavonoids and polyphenols, two classes of natural compounds with wide-ranging biological activity.

19 Aug 2019 Scientific Reports

Printing flattens polymers, improving electrical and optical properties

Researchers have found a way to use polymer printing to stretch and flatten twisted molecules so that they conduct electricity better.

9 Aug 2019 Science Advances

New insights into the origin of life

The researchers found that hydrogen cyanide – which condensed into oceans from the early Earth’s atmosphere — and water could create the molecules necessary to produce the amino acid glycine and the precursors of RNA.

7 Aug 2019 ACS Central Science

Medication in the environment affects feeding behavior of fish

It is disturbing that psychoactive drugs affect vital life processes in aquatic wildlife.

7 Aug 2019 Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Put a charge on it

Scientists from the López Group propose a dynamic charge and oxidation state for Single-Atom Catalysts.

5 Aug 2019 Nature Materials

Quantum entanglement in chemical reactions? Now there’s a way to find out

Scientists have long suspected that a quantum phenomenon might play a role in photosynthesis and other chemical reactions of nature, but don't know for sure because such a phenomenon is so difficult to identify.

2 Aug 2019 Science Advances

How Hot Was the Ocean?

Finding an answer can provide clues to everything from the conditions under which primitive life forms evolved to the geologic history of seawater chemistry.

1 Aug 2019 Science

The importance of interfaces

Tiny gas-filled bubbles in the porous rock found around hot springs are thought to have played an important role in the origin of life. Temperature differences at the interface between liquid phases could therefore have initiated prebiotic chemical evolution.

29 Jul 2019 Nature Chemistry

Next-gen membranes for carbon capture

These membranes are environmentally-friendly, they don't generate waste, they can intensify chemical processes, and can be used in a decentralized fashion.

26 Jul 2019 Energy & Environmental Science

Shape shifting protocells hint at the mechanics of early life

This work opens up a new horizon in protocell research.

25 Jul 2019 Nature Сommunications

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