Organic chemistry
Organic chemistry is a chemistry subdiscipline involving the scientific study of the structure, properties, and reactions of organic compounds and organic materials, i.e., matter in its various forms ...
Is This New Super Carbon Better Than Graphene?
Scientists have been searching for schwarzites for decades, here’s how their discovery could change our world. How Supercapacitors Could Make Batteries a Thing of the Past - https://youtu.be/GeSvErq...
Completely New Kind Of Polymer Could Lead To Artificial Muscles, Self-Repairing Materials
Hybrid polymers could lead to new concepts in self-repairing materials, drug delivery and artificial muscles. Imagine a polymer with removable parts that can deliver something to the environment and t...
Material May Offer Cheaper Alternative To Smart Windows
If you’ve ever blown up a balloon or pulled at a pair of pantyhose, you may have noticed that the more the material stretches, the more transparent it becomes. It’s a simple enough observation: the th...
Researchers Find New Phase Of Carbon, Make Diamond At Room Temperature
Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, which is distinct from the known phases of graphite and diamond. They have also developed...
Go Home Comet, You’re Drunk: Sugar And Alcohol Have Been Found On ‘Comet Lovejoy’
If you’re looking for a new watering hole, a charming spot has been found roaming through our solar system. The aptly named “comet Lovejoy” won’t be near Earth again for another 8,000 years, but when ...
Solving The Problem Of Sea Ice Thickness Distribution Using Molecular Concepts
Yale University scientists have answered a 40-year-old question about Arctic ice thickness by treating the ice floes of the frozen seas like colliding molecules in a fluid or gas. Although today’s hig...
Biological Tools Create Nerve-Like Polymer Network
Using a succession of biological mechanisms, Sandia National Laboratories researchers have created linkages of polymer nanotubes that resemble the structure of a nerve, with many out-thrust filaments ...
Audi Have Successfully Made Diesel Fuel From Carbon Dioxide And Water
German car manufacturer Audi has reportedly invented a carbon-neutral diesel fuel, made solely from water, carbon dioxide and renewable energy sources. And the crystal clear 'e-diesel' is already bein...
“Freezing A Bullet” To Find Clues To Ribosome Assembly Process
Ribosomes are vital to the function of all living cells. Using the genetic information from RNA, these large molecular complexes build proteins by linking amino acids together in a specific order. Sci...
Making Organic Molecules In Hydrothermal Vents In The Absence Of Life
Heated vent fluid shimmers in surrounding seawater at an off-shoot vent at the Von Damm site. While still very hot, the vent fluid at adjacent vents is cooler that at the main spire, and, the team fou...
Rubber From Dandelions: Key Components In Formation Of Rubber Identified
Dandelions deliver a desirable product: rubber. This is why the robust and undemanding plant has become the focus of attention of the rubber-producing industry. But how is rubber, contained in the pla...
Organic molecules found circling nearby star
Astronomers have detected chemical precursors of building blocks of life in the large disk of dust and gas whirling around a young nearby star. These complex organic molecules, two forms of cyanide an...
An injectable UW polymer could keep soldiers, trauma patients from bleeding to death
University of Washington researchers have developed a new injectable polymer that strengthens blood clots, called PolySTAT. Administered in a simple shot, the polymer finds any unseen or internal inj...
Soft, Transparent Eggshell Gives Unprecedented Look At Embryonic Development
The process of developing new medications is long and arduous. Testing with animals takes a considerable amount of time and resources, and there’s still no guarantee that what works in a mouse will wo...
Periodic Table of Elements - Chemistry: A Volatile History - BBC Four
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science More about this episode: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qck1t Professor Al-Khalili looks at the 19th century chemists who st...
History of chemistry
The history of chemistry represents a time span from ancient history to the present. By 1000 BC, civilizations used technologies that would eventually form the basis to the various branches of chemist...
Organic compound
An organic compound is any member of a large class of gaseous, liquid, or solid chemical compounds whose molecules contain carbon. For historical reasons discussed below, a few types of carbon-contai...
Organic reaction
Organic reactions are chemical reactions involving organic compounds. The basic organic chemistry reaction types are addition reactions, elimination reactions, substitution reactions, pericyclic react...
Chemical synthesis
In chemistry, chemical synthesis is a purposeful execution of chemical reactions to obtain a product, or several products. This happens by physical and chemical manipulations usually involving one or ...
Chemical process
In a scientific sense, a chemical process is a method or means of somehow changing one or more chemicals or chemical compounds. Such a chemical process can occur by itself or be caused by an outside f...
Functional group
In organic chemistry, functional groups are specific groups of atoms or bonds within molecules that are responsible for the characteristic chemical reactions of those molecules. The same functional gr...
Polymer
A polymer (/ˈpɒlɨmər/) (Greek poly-, "many" + -mer, "parts") is a large molecule, or macromolecule, composed of many repeated subunits. Because of their broad range of properties, both synthetic and n...
Biomolecule
A biomolecule is any molecule that is present in living organisms, including large macromolecules such as proteins, polysaccharides, lipids, and nucleic acids, as well as small molecules such as prima...
Fullerene
A fullerene is a molecule of carbon in the form of a hollow sphere, ellipsoid, tube, and many other shapes. Spherical fullerenes are also called buckyballs, and they resemble the balls used in footbal...
Organometallic chemistry
Organometallic chemistry is the study of chemical compounds containing at least one bond between a carbon atom of an organic compound and a metal. Organometallic chemistry combines aspects of inorgani...
Supramolecular chemistry
Supramolecular chemistry refers to the domain of chemistry beyond that of molecules and focuses on the chemical systems made up of a discrete number of assembled molecular subunits or components. The ...
Stereochemistry
Stereochemistry, a subdiscipline of chemistry, involves the study of the relative spatial arrangement of atoms that form the structure of molecules and their manipulation. An important branch of ster...
Molecular geometry
Molecular geometry is the three-dimensional arrangement of the atoms that constitute a molecule. It determines several properties of a substance including its reactivity, polarity, phase of matter, co...
Molecular modelling
Molecular modeling encompasses all theoretical methods and computational techniques used to model or mimic the behaviour of molecules. The techniques are used in the fields of computational chemistry,...