Chemists have discovered that an ‘impossible’ reaction at cold temperatures actually occurs with vigour, which could change our understanding of how alcohols are formed and destroyed in space.
The Hanby TPH Field Test Kit system is a field-portable method providing rapid analyses down to ppb for aromatic compounds, including gasoline, diesel, PCBs and many others. The procedure extracts the aromatic compounds from the sample and provides immediate colorimetric identification of the concentration and type of contaminants present.
Sophisticated instruments small enough to fit in a shirt pocket will one day scavenge power from sunlight, body heat or other sources enabling analysis in the field rather than bringing samples and data back to the lab.
New technology is paving the way for low-cost electronic devices that work in direct contact with living tissue inside the body.
PAC has released its latest jet fuel thermal oxidation analyser, the Alcor JFTOT 230 Mark IV (JFTOT IV). It adds enhanced safety features and simplified operational capabilities to its previous versions, increasing operator productivity, in a smaller, streamlined package.
Microwave radiation could provide a faster, greener way to manufacture drugs.
Click chemistry is not a specific reaction but rather chemistry tailored to generate substances quickly and reliably by joining small units together. It is meant to mimic nature which also generates substances by joining small modular units (eg, amino acids into proteins). But precisely how it works had been unclear since its invention at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) more than a decade ago.
It looks like the particle discovered at the Large Hadron Collider last year is an elusive Higgs boson but whether this is the Higgs boson of the Standard Model of particle physics, or possibly the lightest of several bosons predicted in some theories that go beyond the Standard Model, has yet to be established.
On 4 February 2013, the University of Leicester announced it had discovered the remains of the last Plantagenet king, King Richard III, who died in 1485.There was strong circumstantial evidence that a skeleton found at the site of the Grey Friars church in Leicester was indeed that of King Richard III. However, before the identity of the skeleton could be confirmed, rigorous scientific investigations including DNA analysis, radiocarbon dating and skeletal examination were required.
Researchers have discovered a new compound that restores the health of mice infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), an otherwise dangerous bacterial infection.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have achieved a feat in synthetic chemistry by inventing a scalable method to make complex natural compounds - polyhydroxylated steroids. These compounds, used in heart-failure medications and other drugs, have been notoriously problematic to synthesise in the laboratory.
Trasis has extended its range of molecules to 18F-L-Dopa with a reliable nucleophilic method, making this compound easy and safe to produce.
The CLF10 sc analyser is an amperometric analyser which leverages Hach’s self-diagnostics to alert users whenever the process has changed or the instrument needs servicing.
An automated segmented flow analyser, the AA3 from Seal Analytical, is being used at BASF’s manufacturing facility at Ludwigshafen in Germany to protect manufacturing equipment from corrosion or chemical attack from potential impurities in demineralised water, boiler feed water and steam condensate.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have shown how to synthesise in the laboratory an important set of natural compounds known as terpenes. The largest class of chemicals made by living organisms, terpenes are made within cells by some of the most complex chemical reactions found in biology.