This week The Alchemist is hearing about caging radioactive gases, boron buckyballs to beat buckminsterfullerenes, and stretching it when it comes to the definition of a molecule. We are also all at sea when it comes to understanding the barnacle’s grip on the slippery while a simple catalyst can boost biomass crude oil. Finally, this […]
Madangamines are a group of polycyclic alkaloids from marine sponges which have biomedical interest due to their cytotoxic activity. Chemists have now completed the first total synthesis of madangamine D, a scientific discovery in the field of organic chemistry.
A special class of tiny gold particles can easily slip through cell membranes, making them good candidates to deliver drugs directly to target cells. Scientists can now explain how gold nanoparticles easily penetrate cells, making them useful for delivering drugs.