The movers and shakers in the business world in May 2021.
In this monograph, Marcus Chown provides historical perspective on the subject and offers insights into current thinking.
In 2019, international celebrations marked the 150th anniversary of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table. Geoff Rayner-Canham is well placed to write this book; he is an inorganic chemist and lecturer with many publications to his credit. These include a textbook on inorganic chemistry, and he has also written extensively on the history of chemistry.
A temperature-responsive glass coating that reflects sunlight could help to reduce the need for air conditioning in commercial, agricultural and domestic buildings, researchers report.
The pharmaceutical industry has not been immune to the transformative power of Covid-19, reports Katrina Megget. Read the full feature article in C&I Magazine.
Scientists have reported preliminary results on a novel sensor to detect a surge of pro-inflammatory immune proteins. These surges, or cytokine storms, can occur in many diseases and are associated with the sickest Covid-19 patients, for example. The technology builds on earlier work to develop a wristwatch-like sweat sensor that measures levels of two proteins involved in inflammatory bowel disease flare-ups.
A class of metal-based anti-viral compounds can shield human cells from viruses and may also trap them to prevent viral spread, Australian researchers have found. Read the full story in C&I Magazine.
US researchers are developing engine oil additives to reduce harmful emissions, boost fuel efficiency and improve the durability of catalytic converters.
Chemists are now tantalisingly close to re-inventing in the laboratory the initial spark that led to the evolution of life on earth. Michael Gross reports. Read the full feature article in C&I Magazine.
European chemical industries association Cefic is launching a Future Chemistry Network to bring together stakeholders to discuss and develop solutions to help accelerate chemical innovation. Read the full story in C&I Magazine.