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October 23, 2014

Iridium Dressed To The Nines

Periodic Table: IrO4+ is the first molecule with an element in the +9 oxidation state

October 20, 2014

Charged Polymers Package Proteins

Drug Delivery: Researchers use oppositely charged polypeptides to create a protective sphere around proteins

October 20, 2014

Fluorinated Coating Repels Blood On Medical Devices

Combination of tethered and liquid perfluorocarbons wards off blood clotting without the need for anticoagulants

October 20, 2014

FBNCO—A Winning Combination In Elemental Bingo

Chemists have prepared a gas-phase molecule that is just a neon short of containing all the 2p-block elements

October 20, 2014

Electrode Separator Doubles As A Battery Safety Sensor

Thin metal film sandwiched between polymer layers sends early warning of battery failure

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