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January 22, 2024 Cover

Volume 102, Issue 2

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Quote of the Week

“It’s not ResearchGate’s role to independently judge the value of the work itself, nor should it be.”

Mark Austin Hanson, molecular biologist and geneticist, University of Exeter

C&EN’s World Chemical Outlook for 2024

The world isn’t getting any more predictable. What we expect for business and policy in the year ahead

  • Leo Gross wants to watch individual molecules react

    Using high-resolution microscopes, this IBM surface scientist triggers chemical reactions and teases out the mechanisms that drive them—one molecule at a time

  • Testosterone alters isoflurane sensitivity

    Mouse research suggests a mechanism for controversial sex difference in response to anesthesia

  • Molecular shuttle thinks inside the box

    Flat guest molecules zoom back and forth within iridium-based nanobox

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Energy Storage

Metal-free cathode rivals commercial battery performance

New high-energy, long-lasting organic cathode could lead to sustainable lithium-ion batteries