Nature – Researchers are exploiting the structural properties of DNA to build nanoscale models for use in medicine and materials science.
C&EN – A high-capacity, water-adsorbent metal-organic framework could help improve the performance of both water capture and adsorption cooling devices.
C&EN – Linking phenyls to the amines used to scrub CO2 from power plant emissions could make process more efficient.
Nature – As demand for air conditioning climbs, some see a solution in the very thing that makes us sweat: the Sun.
Nature – Advances in catalyst research could create a superhighway to clean energy sources and a more-sustainable chemical industry.
C&EN – Extracting semivolatile compounds with carbon dioxide bubbles reduces the need for heat and solvents.
C&EN – Emulsions immobilized within columns turn biphasic catalysis into a continuous process.
New York Times – Milling, or grinding chemicals together without a solvent, could outperform established methods and yet be safe and simple enough for an inexperienced eighth grader to do.
Ensia – Smoldering peat gives off massive quantities of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, but the search for solutions is on.