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February 12, 2018

How lanthanides keep volcanic bacteria alive

Coordination complex reveals why rare-earth elements give methanol dehydrogenase enzyme a boost

February 8, 2018

Elusive Criegee reaction intermediate captured

Stabilized version of reactive species could aid study of Baeyer-Villiger reaction mechanism

February 5, 2018

Why baking soda could help boost the killing power of some antibiotics

Bicarbonate can disrupt the pH gradient across bacterial membranes and affect the potency of antibiotics

February 5, 2018

Powerful annulation fuses polyaromatics

New method overcomes obstacles to making valuable electronic materials

February 2, 2018

How lanthanides keep volcanic bacteria alive

Coordination complex reveals why rare-earth elements give methanol dehydrogenase enzyme a boost

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