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Education

Periodic Graphics: The chemistry of slime

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning wrings all the molecular details out of the popular goo

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2-D Materials

2-step synthesis yields large 2-D COF crystals

Separating crystal nucleation and growth processes is key to controlling crystal dimensions


Unique silica enclosures form on micelles

Dodecahedral ‘silicages’ could carry drugs or diagnostic agents

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Water

California wildfires caused unexpected benzene contamination of drinking water

Experts urge water industry to study plastic pipes’ vulnerability


Oil and gas wastewater is a cheap fix for road dust but comes at a toxic cost

Treating roads with the wastewater may pollute the environment with radium and oil and gas compounds