Department of Chemistry

How mussels make a powerful underwater glue

Published: 7Oct2021

The mussels’ beards (which cooks remove before preparing them) are made up of byssal threads and are used to help keep the mussels tethered in place. At the end of each thread is a disc-shaped...

Five McGill teams awarded funding in new Genomic Integration program

Published: 21Jun2021

Today Genome Quebec announced the results of its Genomic Integration Program, Human Health Stream competition. Five McGill teams from a diverse array of fields were awarded funds, totaling nearly ...

It’s snowing plastic

Published: 17Mar2021

The snow may be melting, but it is leaving pollution behind in the form of micro- and nano-plastics according to a McGill study that was recently published in Environmental Pollution. The pollution...

Promising discovery could lead to a better, cheaper solar cell

Published: 31Oct2019

McGill University researchers have gained tantalizing new insights into the properties of perovskites, one of the world’s most promising materials in the quest to produce a more efficient, robust...

SCIENCE MAG | Ultraviolet light could provide a powerful new source of green fuel

Published: 21Feb2019

Methanol—a colourless liquid that can be made from agricultural waste—has long been touted as a green alternative to fossil fuels. But it’s toxic and only has half the energy as the same volume of...

Creating attraction between molecules deep in the periodic table

Published: 22Jan2019

Imagine a waterproof computer. It’s not going to happen tomorrow, but it may no longer be a pipedream since a McGill-led international research team has shown for the first time that it is possible...

Hanadi Sleiman, C.J. Li awarded Killam Research Fellowships

Published: 8May2018

McGill chemistry professors Hanadi Sleiman and Chao-Jun Li are among the six recipients of this year’s Killam Research Fellowships. The two-year fellowships, awarded to exceptional researchers...

Melting snow contains a toxic cocktail of pollutants

Published: 4Apr2017

With spring finally here and warmer temperatures just around the corner, snow will slowly melt away, releasing us from the clutches of winter. However, that’s not the only thing that the melting...

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