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Now available on Fast Track: Oganesson: a most unusual ‘inert gas’

Posted on 18. May, 2018.

Oganesson, with the symbol Og, is the artificially prepared (i.e. ‘man-made’) elementwith atomic number 118, previously known as eka-radon or Uuo (‘ununoctium’), and recently ‘blessed’ with an official name by IUPAC3. Atoms of the element were first produced using the U400 cyclotron at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Russia, via a heavy-ion fusion reaction utilising collision of a 4820Ca beam with a 24998Cf target. 


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Congratulations

Posted on 15. August, 2011.

RSC President David Phillips OBE CSci CChem FRSC was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Birmingham in July.


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Ionic Liquids, Green Futures and a Thermochemical Database

Posted on 14. June, 2011.

Ionic liquids offer manifold prospects as solvents for the extraction and processing of materials while avoiding or minimising the handling, inadvertent release and ultimate disposal of more common organic solvents.


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Science Progress Progresses

Posted on 29. March, 2011.

Science Progress introduces its "Progress in Science" section concentrating on subjects of current scientific interest.


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Plaque for Sir William Ramsay Unveiled

Posted on 3. March, 2011.

Journal of Chemical Research Editor-in-Chief, Alywn Davies, recently unveiled an English Heritage plaque on the house in Notting Hill where Sir William Ramsay lived.


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Brief Report: TWAS-ARO 6th Annual Meeting

Posted on 3. March, 2011.

The meeting took place at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) on the 22nd and 23rd of December 2010 its theme being “Linking Research Institutions, Universities, and Industry in the Arab World”.


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Congratulations to Professor Christopher Rhodes

Posted on 21. February, 2011.

Congratulations to Science Progress editiorial board member Professor Christopher Rhodes on the nomination of his novel "University Shambles" for a Brit Writers' Award.


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Small Material, Big Impact: European Repository of Reference Nanomaterials will improve safety assessment

Posted on 15. February, 2011.

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has just launched the first European repository of nanomaterials with a representative range of 25 different types of reference nanomaterials. This will support safety assessment to ensure consumer protection and confidence in many innovative applications and products. Nanotechnology is one of today's most promising technological developments. By enabling a harmonised risk assessment the repository can contribute to the success of nanotechnology and its products. Standardised methodologies and materials are necessary to obtain worldwide comparable test results and to provide reliable data for policy and regulatory decision making.


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Electron Spin Resonance: a Diagnostic Method in the Biomedical Sciences

Posted on 31. January, 2011.

Professor Christopher Rhodes presents a review on Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) spectroscopy.


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