Methane cuts could slow extreme climate change
Scientists seek ways to lower emissions of the potent greenhouse gas, including plugging leaks in fossil fuel infrastructure and chemically converting atmospheric methane into something less harmful (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 24, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Katherine Bourzac Source Type: research

4 new chemical technologies that could make an impact
C&EN looks at chemical innovations emerging outside the limelight of the start-up world (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 24, 2021 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research

Case study 1: Turning hydrogen into a liquid vehicle fuel
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 24, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Michael McCoy Source Type: research

Case study 2: Digesting fluorocarbons instead of destroying them
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 24, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Craig Bettenhausen Source Type: research

Case study 3: A greener route to ethylene
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 24, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Alexander H. Tullo Source Type: research

Case study 4: Membranes open up new sources of helium
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 24, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Craig Bettenhausen Source Type: research

Mysterious jellyfish diet gets a fresh look
Using biochemical tools, scientists find that jellyfish are more than just floating bags of water (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 24, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Emily Harwitz Source Type: research

RNA-editing race intensifies as Big Pharma buys in
Investment in the nascent technology, which has seemingly endless applications, is invigorating the field (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 23, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Ryan Cross Source Type: research

Sweet diagnostics and smartphone spiders
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 23, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Sam Lemonick Source Type: research

How microplastics affect Earth's climate
Atmospheric plastic pollution has a small influence on global temperatures (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 23, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Katherine Bourzac Source Type: research

Vikings' presence in Americas pegged to 1021 CE
Radiocarbon dating method identifies exact year that wooden artifacts were made (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 23, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Mitch Jacoby Source Type: research

Pinpointing active sites for water splitting
Scanning probe method identifies defects in graphene-iron films that drive hydrogen evolution (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 23, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Mitch Jacoby Source Type: research

PFAS levels higher in fertilizers made from urban waste
New variants of PFAS urgently need more study, researchers say (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 23, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Alla Katsnelson, special to C&EN Source Type: research

New dyes improve bioimaging in mice
Xanthene-based dye fluoresces brightly at 1,200 nm (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 23, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Celia Henry Arnaud Source Type: research

Monolith may build hydrogen plant in South Korea
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 23, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Alexander H. Tullo Source Type: research

Clariant completes cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 23, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Michael McCoy Source Type: research

Atea's COVID-19 antiviral fails in Phase 2 trials
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 23, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Megha Satyanarayana Source Type: research

US EPA to strengthen asbestos risk evaluation
Under legal settlements, agency agrees to enforceable deadline and broader scope (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 23, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Britt E. Erickson Source Type: research

Toyota and Stellantis will build US battery plants
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 23, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Matt Blois Source Type: research

Rectify launches with $100 million to drug ABC transporters
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 23, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Ryan Cross Source Type: research

Quris launches with $9 million for ‘patient-on-a-chip' drug discovery
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 23, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Ryan Cross Source Type: research

Milliken to acquire microencapsulation specialist Encapsys
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 23, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Matt Blois Source Type: research

Merck boosts viral vectors in California
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 23, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Rick Mullin Source Type: research

Culture Biosciences raises $80 million
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 23, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Matt Blois Source Type: research

CF strikes deal to keep CO₂ coming in the UK
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 23, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Michael McCoy Source Type: research

BASF backs agricultural informatics firm
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 23, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Rick Mullin Source Type: research

Alto launches with deep neuroscience pipeline
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 23, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Michael McCoy Source Type: research

Mechanisorption mimics biomolecular machinery
Molecular pumps round up rings from solution, concentrating them on a MOF surface (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 22, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Bethany Halford Source Type: research

LyondellBasell draws Clean Air Act fines and wrongful death lawsuits
Compliance measures, penalties, and new potential liability could exceed $55 million (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 20, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Craig Bettenhausen Source Type: research

Resilience puts $30 million into partnership with Harvard
Ambitious start-up backs university research into breakthrough therapies (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 20, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Rick Mullin Source Type: research

Women submitted fewer papers during the start of COVID-19
The finding spanned all research areas in a study of Elsevier journals (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 20, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Andrea Widener Source Type: research

Engineered enzyme does asymmetric C–N bond twofer
Enzyme delivers chiral anilines with high selectivity (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 20, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Leigh Krietsch Boerner Source Type: research

Biogen's ALS drug falters in Phase 3 trials
The antisense drug tofersen failed to improve symptoms of the neurodegenerative disease, but the company wants to expand access to it anyway (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 20, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Megha Satyanarayana Source Type: research

Carbon nanostructure takes infinite shape
New compound is made of 12 aromatic rings looped into a figure 8 (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 20, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Laura Howes Source Type: research

What are glow sticks, and what's the chemical reaction that makes them light up?
Mixing hydrogen peroxide, oxalate esters, and certain dyes results in some illuminating chemistry (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 19, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Bethany Halford Source Type: research

Chemistry in Pictures: Hope she was collecting the solid phase
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 19, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Craig Bettenhausen Source Type: research

European energy and chemical firms eye green hydrogen projects
Multi-billion-dollar investments could accelerate transition from oil to renewables (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 19, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Alexander H. Tullo Source Type: research

US EPA sets timeline for regulating PFAS
Agency divides“forever chemicals” into 20 categories for toxicity testing (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 18, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Cheryl Hogue Source Type: research

New weight-loss drugs could shift the scales
Despite the field's checkered past, new weight-loss drugs appear safer and more effective. But critics question whether we even need these drugs at all (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 18, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Megha Satyanarayana Source Type: research

Periodic Graphics: The chemistry of anesthetics
Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explores the history of anesthetics and how some of the compounds work. (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 18, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Andy Brunning, special to C&EN Source Type: research

After years of dabbling, Japan gets serious about plastics recycling
New law and China's ban on waste imports put recycling at top of producers' agenda (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 18, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Katsumori Matsuoka, special to C&EN Source Type: research

Cassandra Quave's adventure-filled memoir <i>The Plant Hunter</i> details challenges and triumphs in her search for anti-infective molecules
In her quest, the ethnobotanist has interviewed traditional healers, snipped shrubs on Mediterranean mountaintops, and fashioned a child's toy into a laboratory tool (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 18, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Bethany Halford Source Type: research

Colorful science: purple bean pods and dazzling white paint that cools
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 18, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Cheryl Hogue Source Type: research

NOBCChE 2021: Another virtual year
The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers focuses on its legacy of resilience (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 17, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Marsha-Ann Watson Source Type: research

Moderna announces plans to manufacture vaccines in Africa
The $500 million project targets mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 and other viral infections (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 17, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Rick Mullin Source Type: research

India's Reliance pushes into solar energy
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 17, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Matt Blois Source Type: research

BASF starts battery installation
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 17, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Alexander H. Tullo Source Type: research

Air Products plans blue hydrogen in US
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 17, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Alexander H. Tullo Source Type: research

US FDA restores ban on lead in hair dyes
(Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 17, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Britt E. Erickson Source Type: research

Small molecule fights dengue in mice
JNJ-A07 blocks the interaction of 2 viral proteins (Source: Chemical and Engineering News)
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - October 17, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Jessica Marshall Source Type: research