Chemistry Research found that 5-caffeoylquinic acid, a polyphenolic chemical compound found in coffee, reduces the binding constant between SARS-CoV-2’s spike protein and human angiotensin converting enzyme II (ACE2), which is the entry receptor for the virus.sci.news
Chemistry Recycled wastewater is not only as safe to drink as conventional potable water, it may even be less toxic than many sources of water we already drink daily
Chemistry Early meteorites brought enough water to Mars to create a global ocean, while also depositing molecules essential for life
Chemistry Scientists are a step closer to their goal of developing a handheld tool similar to an alcohol Breathalyzer that can detect THC on a person’s breath after they’ve smoked marijuana
Chemistry Researchers found a new substances that activate adrenalin receptors instead of opioid receptors have a similar pain relieving effect to opiates, but without the negative aspects such as respiratory depression and addiction
Chemistry Scientists are paving the way for diabetes and cancer patients to forget needles and injections, and instead take pills to manage their conditions. They have created a chemical “tag” that can be added to these drugs, allowing them to enter blood circulation via the intestines
Chemistry Decarboxylation of cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) is an important step for efficient production of the active pharmaceutical component cannabidiol (CBD) in Cannabis species. Acidic cannabinoids (ACBs) can be easily transformed into neutral cannabinoids via loss of carbon dioxide when exposed to heat
Chemistry Ultrathin polymer-based ordered membranes that effectively remove salt from seawater and brine could provide a promising alternative to existing water desalination systems
Chemistry Ceramics That Breathe Oxygen at Lower Temperatures Help Us Breathe Cleaner Air. Researchers have developed an oxide with an OSC at 400 ºC by controlling its crystal structure. The OSC at 400 ºC was higher than conventional materials by a factor of 13.5, even without precious metal catalysts.
Chemistry Natural mineral hackmanite has a unique intelligent quality, gamma exposure memory, and changes color upon exposure to nuclear radiation. This which allows the use of hackmanite as e.g. non-toxic and reusable radiation detector.
Chemistry Concrete made with shredded PPE gear offers up to 22% higher strength. Rubber gloves were found to boost compressive strength of the concrete by up to 22%, while the face masks improved it by up to 17%. The shredded gowns, meanwhile, improved compressive strength by 15%
Chemistry Researchers have solved a key hurdle in greener manufacturing, carbon capture, energy storage. The technology is already having a global impact on argon recycling in solar panel manufacturing and is expected to help unleash even more power from existing energy technologies
Chemistry New phases of water detected: scientists have discovered that water in a one-molecule layer acts like neither a liquid nor a solid, and that it becomes highly conductive at high pressures
Chemistry Fresh chemical clues emerge for the unique sound of Stradivari violins | Another study found older, high-quality violins produce stronger combination tones
Chemistry A sprayable coating that prevents the surface spread of infection from bacteria and viruses (up to 99.85% and 99.94% of the bacteria strain growth), including COVID-19, over a sustained period has been developed and it can applied in the same manner as spray paint but in smaller quantities
Chemistry New process could enable more efficient plastics recycling, study shows. Cobalt-based catalysts could be used to turn mixed plastic waste into fuel, new plastics, and other productsnews.mit.edu
Chemistry Aluminum formate, Al(HCOO)3: An earth-abundant, scalable, and highly selective material for CO2 capturescience.org
Chemistry Trapped for millennia, tiny liquid remnants of ancient seawater could open a new chapter in climate science.
Chemistry The Scaffold Generator is a comprehensive open library for the generation, handling, and display of molecular scaffolds, scaffold trees and networks (The structural core of a chemical compound). For display of scaffold hierarchies, the open GraphStream Java library is used
Chemistry Durable, inexpensive catalyst reduces carbon footprint of ammonia production. To reduce the energy requirements of the Haber-Bosch process, researchers have developed a metal nitride catalyst containing an active metal on a lanthanum nitride support that is stable in presence of moisture.