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November 21, 2016

What will it take to find a human pheromone?

Despite decades of research into chemical communication, scientists are no closer to determining whether a human pheromone exists

November 16, 2016

A healable polymer for stretchable electronics

Intrinsically stretchy semiconductor has promise for wearable sensors and displays

November 14, 2016

Two-faced fabric separates oil from emulsions

Cotton coated with cleverly designed polymer could find use cleaning up oil spills

November 14, 2016

Sulfur hexafluoride is added to the fluorination tool box

Chemists introduce first practical method for using SF6 as a fluorinating reagent in organic synthesis

November 14, 2016

Periodic graphics: Why Li-ion batteries catch fire

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning reveals reasons why the compact components sometimes burst into flame

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