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Chemistry RSC Prizes 2021

Congratulations to Professors Steed and Verlet who have both won prestigious RSC Prizes. Both are major or flagship awards from the RSC, well done to both Jan and Jon for their achievements. Please check out the links for a Q+A with both Jon and Jan. For example, did you know Jon’s favourite element is ruthenium and that Jan’s is hydrogen!

Smart Biofilm

Durham Scientists have harnessed bio-techniques to create a new generation of smart electroceutical substrates that can be combined with bandages and surfaces to detect bacteria activity, destroy bacterial biofilms reducing the use of antibiotics, by improving their efficacy.

Lipid Membranes Affected by Small Molecules

A novel investigation by the research group of Dr John Sanderson describing the effects of small organic molecules on lipid membranes revealed that reactivity with lipids depends on the structure - not on the lipophilicity - of the small molecule.
Research laboratory at Durham University Chemistry department

Hidden Chiral Fingerprinting

Lewis MacKenzie and Rob Pal have published a review article in Nature Reviews Chemistry, setting out how brightly emitting chiral lanthanide complexes can be used to encode a hidden chiral fingerprint into advanced security inks.
World’s Frst Rapid Circular Polarisation Luminescence Spectrometer