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Nobel Prize

Video: Lithium-ion batteries are (finally) Goodenough

Watch why John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino are ‘very deserving’ of this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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Cause of mystery vaping lung illnesses remains elusive

Little is known about the contents and toxicology of e-cigarette or THC products or their delivery devices

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Process Chemistry

Turning lignin into bioactive molecules in three green steps

Efficient, waste-free process transforms pine wood into novel benzazepines


Chemists demonstrate a practical, green route to H2O2

Solid-state electrolyte enables an electrochemical synthesis with a small carbon footprint

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Diagnostics

Adhesive tape–based method could help screen skin cells for melanoma

A scanning electrochemical microscope can detect a cancer biomarker in skin cells collected with sticky tape, no scalpel needed


Carbon nanotube sensor detects nitrosamines in the air

Device could let scientists sniff out contaminants in real-time instead of waiting for lab analysis