Chemistry News

Mar 10, 2014 by Sci-News.com

European and Australian researchers have identified three new ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons, dubbed CFC-112, CFC-112a, CFC-113a, and one new ozone-depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbon, HCFC-133a, in the atmosphere of our planet. Scientists have discovered four new man-made gases – CFC-112, CFC-112a, CFC-113a and HCFC-133a – all of which are contributing to the destruction of the ozone layer. Image credit: NASA. They made the discovery...

Mar 4, 2014 by Sukant Khurana

Bharat Ratna, the India’s equivalent of U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom, has historically been awarded to social and political leaders, artists and...

Feb 28, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Temperature oscillation produces stunning self-assembled mineral microspheres containing rhythmic ‘growth rings,’ providing new insight into the formation...

Jan 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Scientists have developed a unique method to authenticate the purity and origin of cacao beans, the source of chocolate’s main ingredient, cocoa. A...

Jan 14, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A large multinational team of researchers has documented very high levels of molecular chlorine – as high as 400 parts per trillion – in the...

Dec 20, 2013 by Sci-News.com

A team of researchers led by Prof Artem Oganov of Stony Brook University has shown that, under certain conditions, ordinary rock salt can take on some...

Dec 10, 2013 by Sci-News.com

Perfluorotributylamine – a chemical used in the electrical industry – has the potential to contribute significantly to global warming, according...

Dec 6, 2013 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists reporting in the Journal of Proteome Research has cracked the secret of the black Périgord truffle’s unique, pungent aroma. The...

Sep 26, 2013 by Sci-News.com

Nineteen elements – including gold, arsenic, fluorine, cadmium, molybdenum and thorium – have been assigned new atomic weights, according to...