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September 30, 2016

Cooking up the ultimate sweetener

Manus Biosynthesis has developed a scalable fermentation process to make rebaudioside M, a highly sought zero-calorie sugar substitute

September 29, 2016

Antioxidant coating could help reduce marine biofouling

Surface interferes with formation of mussels’ biological glue

September 29, 2016

Chemists prepare an inorganic double-helix structure for the first time

The well-defined semiconducting material features intertwined tin iodide and phosphide chains

September 26, 2016

Blue-light special on perfluoroalkylations

Combining photochemical synthesis with a continuous-flow reactor leads to practical kilogram-scale arene trifluoromethylations

September 26, 2016

Detoxifying VX

Calixarene compounds deactivate deadly organophosphonate nerve agents in a matter of minutes

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