Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Hidden details in Lavoisiers’ iconic portrait reveal fears of an impending revolution | ...

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It feels like everything you need to know about Antoine Lavoisier, the most important architect of the chemical revolution of the late 18th century, is contained in the portrait of the French scientist...

Rally for the cause of chemical safety | Career

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In September 2016, an internship with 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine returned to high school - with unexpectedly dramatic consequences. Dried-out containers of the reagent were soon unearthed in the school's chemical stores. Safe when...

Machine learning accurately predicts RNA structures based on a tiny data set | ...

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A team of biochemists and computer scientists has developed a new way to accurately predict the three-dimensional structures of RNA molecules using an artificial intelligence system trained on a small number of known...

US Judge Accepts Purdue’s Opioid Bankruptcy Settlement Plan | Companies

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A court in New York, USA, has reached a controversial bankruptcy settlement for Purdue Pharma that puts an end to thousands of lawsuits. After the bankruptcy, the company is renamed Knoa Pharma....

Excessive reliance on cryo-cooled protein structures can interfere with computational, structure-based drug design |...

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Temperature can have a major impact on the conformational state and ligand binding properties of a protein, new research shows. As a result, computer modeling based solely on cryogenic structural data can...

Water-splitting electrocatalyst made of unconventional alloy with 14 elements | research

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Researchers in Japan have synthesized ultra-high entropy nanoporous alloys containing 14 elements. Tests showed that the alloys were able to split water and performed better than commercial platinum-based hydrogen evolution reaction catalysts...

The chemical definition of brine as water could help resolve the lithium controversy in...

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Researchers have proven that lithium brine is a type of water and not a mineral, answering a fundamental question surrounding the controversy surrounding the extraction of the element, particularly in Chile. The team hopes...

Furfurylation protects the wood from degradation by marine wood-boring crustaceans

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Unmodified wood is susceptible to biodegradation in the marine environment by wood-boring molluscs...

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