Jun 16, 2012
This week, The Alchemist hears that the "wonder" material of the modern age, graphene, might soon be used as a safe agent in medical imaging while pharma chemists are yet to boldly go anywhere very far in chemical space. A surprising discovery unravels nanoscopic coax cables for energy storage and green plastics as tough as steel might soon be possible. A natural mustard made by taily weed is another example of nature’s chemical weapons. Finally, NMR spectroscopy just got easier to learn thanks to a coin flip game.