The movers and shakers in the chemical industry in January 2021.
This book attempts to cover chemical elements in all living systems, a vast area. Much of the content is concerned with the organic chemistry and biochemistry of carbon-based systems. Read the book review of Chemical elements in life in C&I Magazine.
It is not reasonable to expect that a single book purporting to cover the entire field of some mature and well-established discipline can perform the task exhaustively. Read the book review of The big ideas of science: a complete introduction in C&I Magazine.
All the latest mergers and acquisitions, major projects and investments throughout the chemical industry for January 2021.
Microbubbles with targeting antibodies have been used to deliver cancer drugs directly to the site of a tumour in mice. Once there, the microbubbles were popped by a pulse of ultrasound, so releasing their cargo of cancer cell killing compounds. Read this and more articles in C&I magazine.
To feed a growing world without an accompanying increase in greenhouse gas emissions, microbes may soon step up as a new source of protein. Microbial protein promises huge increases in efficiency of land and resource use, compared with traditional meat or plant protein – in particular, that of nitrogen use. Read this and more articles in C&I magazine.
As the world said farewell to 2020, there was a rash of events involving chemistry, apart from the final closure of the Brexit saga. Read this and more exciting chemistry-related articles in C&I magazine.
US researchers have created an autonomous drone that can navigate towards smells using an antenna from a moth. In future, the moth antenna could be genetically hacked to sense other smells, say the researchers, such as the volatile chemicals from an unexploded improvised explosive device, or a gas leak. Read this article and more from C&I Magazine.
Researchers have developed a flexible, rechargeable zinc-based battery with much higher capacity than lithium batteries. The team says another advantage is the battery can be made under ambient conditions and is printable and polymer-based. Read this and more exciting articles in C&I magazine.
With the world still battling the Covid-19 pandemic, the global chemicals industry is also turning its attention on meeting a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, Sean Milmo reports.