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Why Chilli Peppers are Spicy: The Chemistry of a Chilli

Why Chilli Peppers are Spicy: The Chemistry of a Chilli | Env. Chemistry | Scoop.it
The idea for this graphic came to me whilst saving the chilli peppers from a forlorn looking, aphid-infested chilli plant that's probably on its metaphorical last legs. I thought it would be quite ...
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Polyphenols & Antioxidants - The Chemistry of Tea

Polyphenols & Antioxidants - The Chemistry of Tea | Env. Chemistry | Scoop.it
After looking at the chemistry of coffee in the previous post, it seemed only fair to also consider the chemistry of tea, just so all the tea drinkers out there don't feel left out. Much like coffe...
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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 -Super Resolved Fluorescence Microscopy

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 -Super Resolved Fluorescence Microscopy | Env. Chemistry | Scoop.it
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2014 was decided to be awarded to Eric Betzig Janelia Farm,Howard Hughes,Ashburn, VA, for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy
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Why is Coffee Bitter? - The Chemistry of Coffee

Why is Coffee Bitter? - The Chemistry of Coffee | Env. Chemistry | Scoop.it
Mention coffee, and caffeine is the chemical compound name that immediately springs to mind. However, whilst caffeine's effects on the brain are well documented - it binds to adenosine receptors in...
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Walking in the woods with quantum chemistry – applications of quantum chemical calculations in natural products research

Walking in the woods with quantum chemistry – applications of quantum chemical calculations in natural products research | Env. Chemistry | Scoop.it

This Highlight describes applications of quantum chemical calculations to problems in natural products chemistry, including the elucidation of natural product structures (distinguishing between constitutional isomers, distinguishing between diastereomers, and assigning absolute configuration) and determination of reasonable mechanisms for their formation.

 

Dean J. Tantillo

Nat. Prod. Rep., 2013, Advance Article


DOI: 10.1039/C3NP70028C


Via NatProdChem, Sergio Corrales
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Toluene biodegration using jet loop reactor - World Of Chemicals

Toluene biodegration using jet loop reactor - World Of Chemicals | Env. Chemistry | Scoop.it
Toluene is an aromatic hydrocarbon solvent and natural sources of toluene include crude oil and small quantities it is found in tolu tree.Toluene alternative names include methylbenzene, toluol, anisen, phenyl methane.Toluene is produced during the...
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Benzene in carbonated drinks - World Of Chemicals

Benzene in carbonated drinks - World Of Chemicals | Env. Chemistry | Scoop.it
Michael Faraday discovered benzene in 1825. Benzene formula was proposed by Friedrich August Kekule. Benzene formula is C6H6 with the molar mass of 78.11 g/mol.
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REACH chemical law 'worth the money in the end', says BASF

REACH chemical law 'worth the money in the end', says BASF | Env. Chemistry | Scoop.it
BASF, the German chemical giant, has distanced itself from the rest of the
industry by saying Europe's REACH chemical safety law was worth the
investment in the end. A review of the legislation is expected this month.
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What Makes Jam Set? - The Chemistry of Jam-Making

What Makes Jam Set? - The Chemistry of Jam-Making | Env. Chemistry | Scoop.it
If you've ever tried your hand at jam-making, you'll know that it's something of a tricky process. A number of factors need to be just right to achieve a perfectly set jam - and chemistry can help ...
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Scientific writing: the online cooperative

Scientific writing: the online cooperative | Env. Chemistry | Scoop.it
Collaborative browser-based tools aim to change the way researchers write and publish their papers.
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De la plante au médicament

De la plante au médicament | Env. Chemistry | Scoop.it
Comment le protocole de Nagoya prétend changer le rapport de force entre les pays du Sud, riches en biodiversité, et les pays du Nord, dont l'industrie pharmaceutique tire profit.
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The Chemicals Behind the Colours of Autumn Leaves

The Chemicals Behind the Colours of Autumn Leaves | Env. Chemistry | Scoop.it
With autumn looming on the horizon, the leaves on some trees have already begun the transition towards the vibrant hues of autumn. Whilst this change may outwardly seem like a simple one, the many ...
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Infographics

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An index of all the infographics posted on the site - just click the image to go to the relevant page. Elements Infographics   Other Infographics
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Xylene - a solvent, mixture of three isomers - World Of Chemicals

Xylene - a solvent, mixture of three isomers - World Of Chemicals | Env. Chemistry | Scoop.it
Xylene characteristics can be described as aromatic hydrocarbon solvent, mixture of three different isomers i.e., meta-xylene, ortho-xylene, para-xylene. Xylol is the other widely used common name for xylene.
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Scientists invent the perfect coffee mug

Scientists invent the perfect coffee mug | Env. Chemistry | Scoop.it
Scientists love coffee. More than anyone else, by some surveys.
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The Chemistry of Cookies | Mental Floss

The Chemistry of Cookies | Mental Floss | Env. Chemistry | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what chemical processes occur in the oven, as your cookies are baking? Of course you haven't, which is exactly why you'll find this video fascinating. It takes us through the journey from dough to ...
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