May 28, 2011
This week’s happenings on The Alchemist – This week, The Alchemist is looking to the sun for record-breaking power and sniffing the air to catch a whiff of blackcurrant. Testing times ahead for heavy metal in the pharmaceutical industry we learn, and logical molecules come to the for in potential biomedical and sensor applications. In child health, C&EN reports on fire retardants in baby products. And, finally, everyone's favorite gray-haired video chemist, Martyn Poliakoff, is nominated for the position of Foreign Secretary at the Royal Society.