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June 24, 2016

Ligands could help recycle nuclear waste

Robust nitrogen-based ligands bind selectively to actinides and separate them for potential reuse in nuclear fuel

June 24, 2016

Light and organic chemistry could make smarter, flexible devices

A blend of organic materials bolsters bendable data storage devices

June 20, 2016

Metathesis is a degrading experience for plastics

Mild reaction breaks down polyethylene waste into liquid fuels and waxes

June 20, 2016

Oxidation state +10 a possibility

Should chemists be able to prepare it, the platinum oxide [PtO4]2+ would set a new standard for highest oxidation state in a compound

June 20, 2016

C&EN talks with Joanna Fowler, radiochemistry pioneer

The retired Brookhaven chemist looks back on her career developing radiotracers for brain imaging

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