Chemistry

Some plastic with your tea?

Published: 25Sep2019

A cup of tea may be a cure for rainy days, but the soothing cup of the brewed beverage may also come with a dose of micro- and nano-sized plastics shed from plastic bags, according to researchers...

Pollution from Athabasca oil sands affects weather processes

Published: 18Nov2019

Scientists have been looking at pollution affecting the air, land and water around the Athabasca Oil Sands for some time. After looking at contaminants in snow taken from up-to 25 km away from the...

Tomislav Friščić awarded Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences

Published: 14Dec2018

Professor Tomislav Friščić is the recipient of the prestigious Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences for his exceptional contributions to Green Chemistry research in Canada. He is the third McGill...

A more sustainable way to refine metals

Published: 7Jun2017

A team of chemists in Canada has developed a way to process metals without using toxic solvents and reagents. The system, which also consumes far less energy than conventional techniques, could...

A near-universal way to measure enzyme inhibition

Published: 1Mar2018

Researchers at McGill University have invented a new technique for measuring how quickly drugs interact with their molecular targets. The discovery provides scientists with a new way to investigate...

C&En MAGAZINE | Shaking up gold and palladium

Published: 24Jan2018

Mechanochemical method developed by Tomislav Friščić and team makes noble metal compounds without solvents or harsh reagents  C&En Magazine  

Using DNA strands to design new polymer materials

Published: 19Dec2017

McGill University researchers have chemically imprinted polymer particles with DNA strands – a technique that could lead to new materials for applications ranging from biomedicine to the promising...

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