Kang Jiheong, Pascal Ellerbrock and Jamie Hicks have been awarded the 2016 Reaxys PhD Prize for their research on synthetic chemistry.
Researchers have developed a method to create alcohol and esters for industrial and medical use without any waste or the need for harmful reagents.
This unique copper-silver nanoparticle structure looks like Japanese glass fishing floats that are traditionally covered with rope.
This nanomaterial-based fluorescent test paper detects levels of arsenic in drinking water in colors ranging from red to cyan.
The first element to be discovered by an Asian team will likely be named nihonium, with the symbol Nh—a tribute to the researchers’ native Japan.
Cortistatin A inhibits cancer tumors from growing blood vessels, but is difficult to harvest from nature. Now, researchers have fully synthesized it in high-yield quantities.
Chemists have increased the yield of cortistatin A, a potentially useful compound that can treat HIV and certain cancers.
Isolated from the common mold Aspergillus fumigatus, the enzyme FtmOx1 can add two oxygen atoms to molecules efficiently.
The synthesis of chiral amines, building blocks of several pharmaceutical drugs, could be made easier with a better understanding of the enzymes involved.