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Chemistry News Archive 2010

Chemical research reports and press releases from 2010.


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Quantum Chemistry on a Quantum Computer

Quantum computer calculates exact energy of molecular hydrogen. Groundbreaking approach could impact fields from cryptography to materials science.

Benzylquinolone Carboxylic Acid

A new compound - BQCA - improves cognitive decline, symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in rodents.

Superconducting hydrogen?

General trend for pressurized superconducting hydrogen-dense materials.

Ultra-cold Chemistry

First direct observation of exchange process in quantum gas.

Kinamycin F

Yale Scientists Synthesize Unique Family of Anti-Cancer Compounds.

Ancient Ocean Chemistry

New picture of ancient ocean chemistry argues for chemically layered water. Stratified marine basin sheds new light on early animal evolution, UC Riverside scientists say.


Scientists identify critical enzyme in healthy heart function.

Chemiosmosis in the Origin of Life

New research rejects 80-year theory of 'primordial soup' as the origin of life. Earth's chemical energy powered early life through 'the most revolutionary idea in biology since Darwin'.

Liquid Porphyrins

Potential optical limiters: room temperature liquid porphyrins.


An Odd Couple: Photoluminescent liquid crystals based on metal clusters.

Ubiquitylated Proteins

UD team develops new method for producing proteins critical to medical research.

Dye-sensitized Solar Cells

UQAM researcher solves two 20-year-old problems.

New Tool Developed for DNA Research

Molecular gauge to disclose function of new medications.

Lightweight Batteries

MIT makes significant step toward lightweight batteries. Research shows metal catalysts play important role in improving efficiency.

Early Earth Absorbed More Sunlight

No extreme greenhouse needed to keep water wet.

Plastic Money

Australia's plastic bills make life difficult for counterfeiters.

Environmentally Friendly Propylene Oxide Production

Scientists develop new way to produce propylene oxide using silver nanoclusters.

2-Aminoimidazole-Derived Antibiofilm Agents

Researchers find compound effective In destroying antibiotic-resistant biofilms.

Closing in on a carbon-based solar cell

Large, Solution-Processable Graphene Quantum Dots as Light Absorbers for Photovoltaics.

Superheavy Chemical Element 117

Nuclear missing link created at last: international team discovers chemical element 117 [Ununseptium].

Multiple Ligand Simultaneous Docking

New drug design technique could dramatically speed discovery process.

Ultrasensitive Imaging Method Uses Gold-silver Nanocages

New research findings suggest that an experimental ultrasensitive medical imaging technique that uses a pulsed laser and tiny metallic nanocages might enable both the early detection and treatment of disease.

Antimony in the Environment

A different kind of mine disaster: The world's largest antimony mine has become the world's largest laboratory for studying the environmental consequences of escaped antimony - an element whose environmental and biological properties are still largely a mystery.

Boron-Oxygen Triple Bonds

Chemists have, for the first time ever, succeeded in creating a stable triple bond between the elements boron and oxygen.

The Role of Defects in Epitaxial Graphene

What projections and humps can be good for: Investigators measure how the electronic properties of graphene can be controlled with purposefully used roughnesses.

Abiotic Nitrous Oxide Emission

Research in Antarctica reveals non-organic mechanism for production of important greenhouse gas.

Structure of HydA

Montana State chemists unravel secrets of unique enzyme.

Structural Characterization of Acylimine-Containing Chromophores

Einstein researchers find molecular structure of key fluorescent proteins.

Fuel Cells Get Up to Speed with a New Kind of Platinum

A new form of platinum that could be used to make cheaper, more efficient fuel cells has been created by researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the University of Houston.

Physicists Capture First Images of Atomic Spin

Discovery supports development of nanoscale magnetic storage devices.

Chemical Reactions of Ultracold Molecules

It's electrifying: JILA scientists use electric fields to control chemical reactions of ultracold molecules.

Controlled Microfluidic Mixing And Nanoparticle Determination

NIST, Maryland researchers COMMAND a better class of liposomes.


Biting its own tail - nanocontainer with an integrated switch.

A Clamp for Emerging Flu Viruses

Researchers in Freiburg and Berlin Unravel Secret of Innate Immune Respons.

Dirhodium Metallopeptide Catalysts

Synthetic enzymes could help ID proteins. Smart catalysts programmed to recognize specific molecular shape.

Molybdenum-oxo Catalysts

Berkeley scientists discover inexpensive metal catalyst for generating hydrogen from water.

Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells, SOEC

New electrolytic cells to play a role in tomorrow's local energy supply.

Phar Lap: Death by Arsenic

Hair analysis proves it: Legendary racehorse died of arsenic poisoning in 1932.

Valeric Biofuels

Wood in the tank: A new generation of biogasoline and biodiesel from lignocellulose.

Antibiotic Plectasin

A new lead compound against highly resistant microbes within grasp.

Collective Lamb Shift

Group dynamics of atoms - DESY scientists observe the collective Lamb shift for the first time.


First the orbit, then the spin ...

Genetic Code 2.0

Novel artificial proteins for industry and science.

Layered Footballs

First two-dimensional organic metal made of fullerenes.

Communication Through Chemistry

Long fuse: infofuses convey information for hours.

Hypermodified Fluorescent Chlorophyll Catabolites

Don't compare bananas to pears: unique blue fluorescent chlorophyll decomposition products in banana leaves.

Little E/Z Changes Make a Big Difference

Sex pheromone production in European corn borer races explored. Tracking the origin of new species.

Carbon Monoxide Detection

Colorful warning: selective, sensitive CO detection with a rhodium complex.

Rates of Photosynthesis and Ecosystem Respiration

A new balance for the global carbon balance: Researchers determine how rates of photosynthesis and ecosystem respiration depend on the climate in order to obtain a better assessment of the consequences of climate change.

Multicolor quantum dots aid in cancer biopsy diagnosis

The tunable fluorescent nanoparticles known as quantum dots make ideal tools for distinguishing and identifying rare cancer cells in tissue biopsies, Emory and Georgia Tech scientists have demonstrated.

Simulation of Protein Folding

Rice program takes on protein puzzle. New strategy boosts speed, accuracy in simulation of protein folding.

Proton Radius

How small is the proton? International team of researchers observes unexpectedly small proton radius in a precision laser experiment with exotic hydrogen atoms.

Egg Shell Formation

Researchers apply computing power to crack egg shell problem.

Jasmine as Valium Substitute

Researchers discover unexpected effect of scents - effect is comparable to potent psychotropic drugs.

Fast Hydropyrolysis Hydrodeoxygenation

New biofuels processing method for mobile facilities.

Polymerization of Inorganic Nanoparticles

University of Toronto chemists make breakthrough in nanoscience research.

Structure of D-Ribose

Secret revealed: The crystal structure of ribose - finally!

Researchers fighting bacterial infections zero in on microorganism's soft spots

Team maps targets with hopes of blocking reproduction and rendering infection down for the count.

Nanotubes Pass Acid Test

Rice researchers' method untangles long tubes, clears hurdle toward armchair quantum wire.

Phase-selective Gelators

CCNY-led team develops non-toxic oil recovery agent.

Carbon Sequestration

Steam process could remove carbon dioxide to regenerate amine capture materials.

Scientists Find Unusual Electrons that Go with the Flow

On a quest to discover new states of matter, a team of Princeton University scientists has found that electrons on the surface of specific materials act like miniature superheroes, relentlessly dodging the cliff-like obstacles of imperfect microsurfaces, sometimes moving straight through barriers.

Deuterium Atoms Increase Shelf Life of Fluorescent Probes

By swapping out one specific hydrogen atom for an isotope twice as heavy, researchers have increased the shelf life and detection ability of fluorescent probes that are essential to studying a variety of inflammatory diseases, including cancer and atherosclerosis.

Cooperative Catalysis

2 catalysts are better than 1.

Researchers Discover How Key Enzyme Repairs Sun-damaged DNA

Researchers have long known that humans lack a key enzyme - one possessed by most of the animal kingdom and even plants - that reverses severe sun damage.

Nanoribbons for Graphene Transistors

Materials for tomorrow's nanoelectronics.

Heusler Materials

Goldmine for future technologies: new quantum state of matter discovered in Heusler compounds.

Environmentally-friendly Synthesis of Graphene Oxide

Graphene oxide gets green.

Wanted: Electric Dipole Moment of the Electron

Researchers seeking the 4th property of electrons: Electric dipole moment would explain the creation of the universe in the form that we know it.

Born's Rule Confirmed

Quantum Mechanics not in Jeopardy: Physicists confirm a decades-old key principle experimentally.

Step-by-step Growth of Polythiophene by Surface-confined Reaction

New polymer synthesis could aid future electronics.

Mosquito-free by predator released kairomones

Mother Nature to provide an environmentally friendly method for reducing mosquitoes.

Pinning Transition from a Luttinger-liquid to an insulated phase Mott-insulator

Pinning atoms into order: Scientists have experimentally observed a quantum phenomenon, where an arbitrarily weak perturbation causes atoms to build an organized structure from an initially unorganized one.

Two-dimensional Wetting

Artificially controlling water condensation leads to room-temperature ice.

Researchers Construct a Molecular Knot

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have constructed molecular knots with dimensions of around two nanometers.

Attosecond Real-Time Observation of Valence Electron Motion

For the first time ever, physicists from the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP) at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have observed what occurs inside an atom from which a single electron has been ejected. They report their findings in Nature.

Electron Transfer in Biochemical Systems

Help from the dark side: Using dark channel fluorescence, scientists can explain how biochemical substances carry out their function.

Dyedrons - A New Class of Dendron-Based Fluorogenic Dyes

Researchers turn up brightness on fluorescent probes; development will open new avenues for research.

What Makes a Good Egg and Healthy Embryo?

Discovery about zinc’s role may help in future fertility treatments.

Sustainable Biochar Takes Some Heat off Global Warming

Charcoal-like substance can offset 1.8 billion metric tons of carbon emissions annually.

Electron Transport in Multilayer Graphene

Study of electron orbits in multilayer graphene finds unexpected energy gaps.

Fluorescence Intermittency

Research paper offers breakthrough on blinking molecules phenomenon.

Fully Reversible Functionalization of Inorganic Nanotubes

Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany have devised a tool which allows fully reversible binding of metal oxides to inorganic nanotubes.

New Light Switch Chloride Binder

Chemists at Indiana University Bloomington have designed a molecule that binds chloride ions - but can be conveniently compelled to release the ions in the presence of ultraviolet light.

Inhibition of BET Bromodomains

Researchers create first molecule blocks key component of cancer genes' on-off switch.

Stress protein Hsp12 provides a cellular survival mechanism never seen before

Unstructured in solution, protein folds to protect cell membranes against leaks and ruptures.

Researchers Demonstrate Rocking Movement in the Anti-Stress Protein Hsp90

New approach for cancer medication discovered.

Interstellar Water Synthesis

An international research team recently succeeded deciphering an important aspect of the way by which water molecules often form in space.

Iron-Catalyzed Oxidation of Phenols and Arenes

An ideal candidate for sustainable catalysis: Convenient phenol oxidation with iron and hydrogen peroxide.

Ligand Field Theory and the Origin of Life

Transition metal catalysts could be key to origin of life, scientists report.

Many roads lead to superconductivity

HZB scientists discovered a unique feature of superconductivity.

Robust, Renewable, Nanoporous Metal Organic Frameworks

Edible nanostructures: Compounds made from renewable materials could be used for gas storage, food technologies.

Organic Diphosphanes

MIT moves toward greener chemistry: Breaking up phosphorus with ultraviolet light may offer a safer, simpler way to build many industrial and household chemicals.

Organization of Water Molecules

Heads up, tails down: Advanced laser spectroscopy exposes the unique organization of water molecules under model membrane surfaces.

Photoelectrochemical Complexes for Solar Energy Conversion

MIT researchers create new self-assembling photovoltaic technology that repairs itself. Molecules can turn sunlight into electricity & can be broken down and quickly reassembled.

Researchers Discover Proton Diode

Biophysicists in Bochum have discovered a diode for protons.

The Perfect Nanocube

Precise control of size, shape and composition.

A Ultrafast Chemical Reaction

Listen up! U-M experiment records ultrafast chemical reaction with vibrational echoes.

X-ray Emission Spectroscopy of Liquids

LiXEdrom: Innovative measuring chamber for X-ray study of liquid jets.

Characterisation of Tea Leaves

Tea leaves identified using neural networks.


Researchers discover a new class of highly electronegative chemical species.

Removal of Hexavalent Chromium

Percolating a solution to hexavalent chromium. Coffee husks clean up toxic chromium.

Artificial Photosynthesis

Bio meets nano: quantum dots as light antennas for artificial photosynthetic systems.

Magnetic Titanium

ORNL theorist part of team that discovers unexpected magnetism.

Caging Carbon Dioxide

Getting a grip on CO2 capture - Canadian researchers see how to capture carbon dioxide.

Organic Aqua Regia

Organic solvent system may improve catalyst recycling and create new nanomedicine uses.

Complex Organic Molecules on Saturn's Moon Titan

Titan's haze may hold ingredients for life: Simulating possible chemical processes in the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, a UA-led planetary research team found amino acids and nucleotide bases in the mix - the most important ingredients of life on Earth.

Epigenetic Histone Code

On the trail of the epigenetic code.

New Superheavy Isotopes

Moving closer to understanding the island of stability: 6 new isotopes of the superheavy elements discovered.

Platinum Saving Hydrogen Production

Monolayer of platinum atoms on a tungsten carbide support catalyzes the electrolytic production of hydrogen effectively and cheaply.

Protein Microsphere Synthesis

All the same size: Assembly of uniformly pure protein microparticles using calcium carbonate templates.

Purifying Proteins

Rensselaer researchers use NMR to improve drug development.

Exotic Beryllium Oxide

Electrons Get Confused - HZB researchers may have observed the fastest melting of all time.

Non-phosphoinositide PIP3 Inhibitor

Of 50,000 small molecules tested to fight cancer, 2 show promise.

Narciclasine Reduces Cancer Cell Proliferation and Migration

Scientists turn a new leaf to discover a compound in daffodils that targets brain cancer.

Alkaloid-storing Dwarf Frogs

Poison dwarfs of the Caribbean: Researchers discover skin toxins in the smallest frog of the world.

Transparent Conductive Material

New transparent conductive material could lead to power-generating windows. Combines elements for light harvesting and electric charge transport over large, transparent areas.


Graphene gets a Teflon makeover.

Synthesis of Nanographenes

Empa researchers clarify reaction pathway to fabricate graphene-like materials.

SRMs for Organic acids

New NIST dietary supplement reference materials could be 'berry' useful.

Palladium Core Protects Precious Platinum

New Highly Stable Fuel-Cell Catalyst Gets Strength from its Nano Core. Enhances reactivity/stability.

The Power Behind the Enzyme P450

Scientists demystify an enzyme responsible for drug and food metabolism.

Arsenic-Tolerant Plants

Using plants against soils contaminated with arsenic. Two essential genes that control the accumulation and detoxification of arsenic in plant cells have been identified.

Antihydrogen Atom Trapped

Antimatter atoms stored for the first time. CERN antiprotons combined with positrons at low speed and captured in magnetic trap.

DNA Weaving

Two-dimensional crystals from DNA origami tiles.

News About Ammonia Synthesis

Research has important implications for both agriculture and energy.

Toxic Fireworks

Smoke from fireworks is harmful to health.

Pyrvinium as cancer drug?

New path found for colon cancer drug discovery.

Self-Assembly of Nano Rotors

Mechanical engineering at the molecular level.

Microscale Thermogravimetric Analysis

Quartz crystal microbalances enable new microscale analytic technique.

ZIP Protein Acts as Zinc's Doorway to the Cell

Discovery of mechanism sheds light on how zinc - essential to the growth of all living organisms - enters cells.

Heavy Metals in Seafood

Satisfactory results of interlaboratory comparison: Total arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury, as well as methylmercury and inorganic arsenic in seafood.

Shotgun Glycomics

'Shotgun' method allows scientists to dissect cells' sugar coatings.


Study of the high spin states in stable nucleus Sr-84.

Chemistry for Greenhouse Gases

It sounds a bit like spinning straw into gold, but novel metal catalysts may be able to turn greenhouse gases like methane and carbon dioxide into liquid fuels without producing more carbon waste in the process.

Anaesthetic Gases and Climate Change

Inhalation anaesthetics heats climate as much as 1 million cars. New study by atmosphere chemists reveals that gasses for anaesthesia cause global warming.

Researchers Develop New Method for Preventing Oxidative Damage to Cells

Findings could lead to enhanced health supplements, progress on Parkinson's.

Rice Physicists Help Unravel Mystery of Repetitive DNA Segments

Scientists gather clues by measuring forces needed to stretch single strands of DNA.

Ginseng Just Got Better - Not as Bitter

University of Illinois scientists have learned to mask the bitterness of ginseng, a common ingredient of energy drinks.

Förster Resonant Energy Transfer

Dueling dipoles - In search of a new theory of photosynthetic energy transfer.

Fluoride Ion Sensing

Researcher develops accurate method for detecting dangerous fluoride. Sourav Sahas molecular sensor could protect people from a potential carcinogen.

Ocean Acidification Changes Nitrogen Cycling in World Seas

New results indicate potential to reduce certain greenhouse gas emissions from oceans to atmosphere.

Methylzinc Hydride Molecule

Milestone: A methane-metal marriage. UA scientists have inserted metal atoms into methane gas molecules - a potential advancement for industrial hydrocarbon chemistry and our understanding of how nature uses metals in the molecules of living organisms.

Magnetically Driven Superconductivity

Study probes link between magnetism, superconductivity. US-European team revisits 30-year-old breakthrough with new methods, understanding.

DNA Immobilization

Mussel adhesive for DNA chips: Easy universal DNA immobilization on surfaces with a synthetic mussel polymer.


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