Archive for July, 2016

Pink paper probe exposes formaldehyde

A new test, developed by investigators in China, exposes formaldehyde quickly and colourfully wherever it may be.

Formaldehyde is a carcinogenic pollutant produced mainly by industrial activity. It also occurs naturally in plants and animals, albeit only in small quantities. The simple aldehyde can be harmful in larger concentrations, but detecting it requires specialised equipment or applying harsh acids or bases.

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Longwei He, Xueling Yang, Mingguang Ren, Xiuqi Kong, Yong Liu and Weiying Lin
Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 9582-9585
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC04254F, Communication
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2016 ChemComm Emerging Investigators issue – now published

We are delighted to announce the publication of the 2016 ChemComm Emerging Investigators issue.

Now on its sixth year, this annual special issue showcases internationally recognised, up-and-coming scientists who are making outstanding contributions to their respective fields.

This year’s issue includes a selection of Feature articles and Communications, as well as a Profile of this year’s contributors, with interesting photos to spotlight our authors at work or at play – look out for a cool plasma ball, white-water rafting, a cute canine friend, and loads of lovely shots in the great outdoors!

You can also take a look at our previous Emerging Investigator issues in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.


Read our Emerging Investigators 2016 collection today

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