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Light can do more

Researchers at McGill University have discovered a clean photo-driven pathway for the efficient synthesis of aryl iodides under extremely mild conditions. The finding, published June 18 in J. Am. Chem. Soc., provides a more straightforward and greener option for preparing versatile iodide reagents, and avoids the problem of metal residue in synthetic chemistry.
Mon, 2015-07-13 16:47

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A better way to build DNA scaffolds

McGill researchers devise new technique to produce long, custom-designed DNA strands
Wed, 2015-05-06 11:29

Imagine taking strands of DNA – the material in our cells that determines how we look and function – and using it to build tiny structures that can deliver drugs to targets within the body or take electronic miniaturization to a whole new level.

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Organization: Department of Chemistry
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Bash brothers of chemistry discover unusual material

'Katsenite' named after McGill researcher who analyzed short-lived material’s chemical structure
Mon, 2015-03-23 14:03

The research group of Prof. Tomislav Friščić in McGill’s Department of Chemistry has made a name for itself in the little-known, but growing field of “mechanochemistry,” in which chemical transformations are produced by milling, grinding or shearing solid-state ingredients – brute force, in other words, rather than fancy liquid agents. “Your coffee maker grinds things,” and grinding molecules in the lab involves much the same principle, Friščić notes. Using mechanical force also has the significant advantage of avoiding the use of environmentally harmful bulk solvents.

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Knowing more about your materials: An innovative solution for the absolute characterization of solid materials in UV-Vis/NIR

Wed, 2015-03-18 09:30 - 13:00
Maass Chemistry Building : Ruttan Room (Room 321), 801 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0B8
Price: Free

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Building tailor-made DNA nanotubes step by step

New, block-by-block assembly method could pave way for applications in opto-electronics, drug delivery
Mon, 2015-02-23 13:35

Researchers at McGill University have developed a new, low-cost method to build DNA nanotubes block by block – a breakthrough that could help pave the way for scaffolds made from DNA strands to be used in applications such as optical and electronic devices or smart drug-delivery systems.

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Watching the hidden life of materials

Ultrafast electron diffraction experiments open a new window on the microscopic world
Mon, 2014-10-27 12:38

Researchers at McGill University have succeeded in simultaneously observing the reorganizations of atomic positions and electron distribution during the transformation of the “smart material” vanadium dioxide (VO2) from a semiconductor into a metal – in a time frame a trillion times faster than the blink of an eye.

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World-renowned green chemist joining McGill

Fri, 2014-10-10 20:24
Canada Excellence Research Chair appointment builds on McGill’s strength in green chemistry

The new Chair was announced at McGill today by Senator Larry Smith, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology).

This is McGill’s second CERC. The first, Dr. Luda Diatchenko, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Personalized Pain Medicine, was announced in September 2013. With this announcement, there are now 21 chairs in place at 15 universities across the country. 

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World-renowned green chemist joining McGill

Canada Excellence Research Chair appointment builds on McGill’s strength in green chemistry
Mon, 2014-09-29 10:15

Dr. Robin Rogers, one of the world’s most renowned green chemists, will become Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals at McGill University. Rogers comes to Canada from The University of Alabama, where he was Robert Ramsay Chair of Chemistry and director of the Center for Green Manufacturing.

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McGill profs among ‘Most Influential Scientific Minds'

Two McGill professors have distinguished themselves with inclusion in Thomson Reuters’ 2014 list of the world's hottest researchers.
Wed, 2014-07-09 09:58

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