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  • The use of molecular balances allows for dissecting competing solvent effects from hydrogen bonding interactions.

    • Stacey-Lynn Paiva
    Research Highlight
  • Chemistry degrees are often very broad. What might a degree look like if we covered fewer topics more deeply?

    • Michael O’Neill
    In the Classroom
  • Solid-state synthesis provides a route to more sustainable fertilizer.

    • Stephen G. Davey
    Research Highlight
  • Boroles can be irradiated with light to form borapyramidanes. The two boron-containing structures are found to have a close chemical relationship.

    • Stephanie Greed
    Research Highlight
  • R/S Chemistry is a free, game-based learning tool for students to practise stereochemical assignments in an interactive setting, leading to increased student engagement in the topic.

    • Francesca M. Ippoliti
    • Melinda M. Nguyen
    • Neil K. Garg
    In the Classroom
  • The lower solvation of phenol at the air–water interface speeds up its photoionization.

    • Stacey-Lynn Paiva
    Research Highlight
  • Convenient synthesis of planar-chiral rhodium catalysts enables asymmetrical C–H activation.

    • Stephanie Greed
    Research Highlight
  • As academic staff scrambled into emergency remote teaching during COVID-19 restrictions, we also had to move in-person exams online without compromising integrity. This disruption caused us to think carefully about how chemistry is assessed, because ‘business as usual’ was no longer possible — and at some institutions, there are no plans for in-person exams to return.

    • Madeleine Schultz
    • Damien L. Callahan
    In the Classroom
  • Protein structure and interactions can be characterized in cells using 19F NMR.

    • Stacey-Lynn Paiva
    Research Highlight
  • Polyarylenes are now afforded through the cycloaromatization of isopropyl-substituted arenes on Au surfaces. The reaction mechanism is elucidated through computational and in situ scanning probe microscopy investigations.

    • Claire Ashworth
    Research Highlight
  • Our remodelled research agenda suggests setting priorities that outline a clear framework for making decisions on current and future research activities. We propose collaborative and collective global approaches to maximize our joint efforts, especially among early career researchers (ECRs), to remodel research agendas for the ultimate benefit of humanity.

    • Tozama Qwebani-Ogunleye
    • Pradeep Kumar
    • Adeyemi Oladapo Aremu
    Comment
  • Chemists make crucial contributions to society and are often found in a broad range of workplaces. To sustain these impactful contributions, a diverse range of career skills must be embedded into the curricula.

    • Bhavik Anil Patel
    In the Classroom
  • A student-designed, student–faculty partnership was piloted to increase representation from diverse voices in the faculty hiring process while also rebuilding trust between faculty and students.

    • Tamra C. Blue
    Comment
  • Numerous studies show that gender-based bias affects the distribution of research funding, with researcher-focused assessments being particularly prone to bias. Considering the negative impact on science when bias intrudes on funding decisions, granting agencies need to improve their efforts to document, monitor and reduce it.

    • Cathleen M. Crudden
    Comment
  • Drying DNA with crystalline calcium phosphate can help boost its stability.

    • Stacey-Lynn Paiva
    Research Highlight
  • Virtually all prospective medical students are required to take courses in general and organic chemistry, but are they really necessary? We discuss the relevance of chemistry to modern medicine and the arguments for and against its use as an essential prerequisite.

    • Peter A. C. McPherson
    Comment
  • The world is facing multiple unfolding global crises and chemistry systems are integral in both the cause and solution to these challenges. Systems thinking can be used not only to support student learning of chemistry concepts, but also to build community within and beyond the classroom.

    • Ginevra Clark
    In the Classroom
  • Integrating bio- and chemocatalysis in one-pot enabled new reaction pathways to amides with broad substrate scope and enantioselectivity under mild conditions, building towards more sustainable chemistry.

    • Colette Whitfield
    Research Highlight
  • No matter your career stage, pregnancy in the lab raises complex questions — and definitive answers are hard to come by. In conversation with members of Women in Supramolecular Chemistry (WISC), we share our experience, discuss research into the challenges and move the conversation to the support needed by people who are pregnant. We conclude that community is critical to improve experiences.

    • Anna Slater
    • Claudia Caltagirone
    • Jennifer Leigh
    Comment
  • A simple processing procedure enables the fabrication of biodegradable protein-based plastics with tunable properties.

    • Claire Ashworth
    Research Highlight