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July 30, 2015

Philae Probe Sniffs Out Comet's Chemistry

Astroscience: Researchers analyze the dust and vapor on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and find it contains organic molecules never-before-detected on a comet

July 27, 2015

Biocompatible Material Contains Sunscreen From The Sea

Materials Science: Attaching ultraviolet-absorbing compounds produced by fish and algae to the naturally derived polymer chitosan produces stable sunscreens

July 27, 2015

Fluorine Double Take

Fluorinating Reagents: Two groups announce new reagents to more easily introduce fluorine into organic molecules

July 27, 2015

Terahertz Light Drives Chemical Selectivity

Surface chemistry: In face of competing reaction pathways, far-IR light exclusively stimulates catalytic CO oxidation

July 27, 2015

Novel Route From Imines To Amines

Organic Synthesis: Umpolung technique makes imine carbons nucleophilic so they combine with enals to form amines

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