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December 18, 2017

Uranium doubles up as a catalyst

Chemists develop a metal complex that provides the best evidence yet for reversible two-electron redox properties in an f-block element

December 18, 2017

Motor molecules made into muscles

Strings formed from supramolecular assembly flex when illuminated

December 14, 2017

Catalyst treatment could boost exhaust cleanup

Steam treating enhances platinum’s durability and knack for scrubbing CO from engine emissions

December 11, 2017

Detergent-based artificial tongue identifies bottled water brands

An assembly containing a single type of fluorescent sensor can detect 13 different metal ions

November 30, 2017

Chemists synthesize longest polycatenane to date

String of 26 mechanically interlocked rings breaks record

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