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From backyard pool chemical to nanomaterial

Molecule used to disinfect water could be key to building new kind of DNA structures
Tue, 2016-03-01 07:07

By Chris Chipello, McGill Newsroom

Could a cheap molecule used to disinfect swimming pools provide the key to creating a new form of DNA nanomaterials?

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A ‘printing press’ for nanoparticles

New technique could facilitate use of gold nanoparticles in electronic, medical applications
Thu, 2016-01-07 11:25

Gold nanoparticles have unusual optical, electronic and chemical properties, which scientists are seeking to put to use in a range of new technologies, from nanoelectronics to cancer treatments.

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A better way to make chemicals?

Technique for observing ‘mechanochemical’ synthesis could boost green chemistry
Mon, 2012-12-03 10:57

Bulk solvents, widely used in the chemical industry, pose a serious threat to human health and the environment. As a result, there is growing interest in avoiding their use by relying on “mechanochemistry” – an energy-efficient alternative that uses high-frequency milling to drive reactions. Because milling involves the intense impact of steel balls in rapidly moving jars, however, the underlying chemistry is difficult to observe.

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