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Founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress, the American Chemical Society (ACS) are one of the world’s largest scientific organizations, with more than 200,000 individuals in their global community across 140 countries. Their mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and all its people. ACS's vision is to improve all people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.

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The different states of electrons.

Electrons Are Quick-Change Artists in Molten Salts, Chemists Show

When exposed to radiation, electrons produced within molten zinc chloride, or ZnCl2, can be observed in three distinct singly occupied molecular orbital states, plus a more diffuse, delocalized state.
Blue and white and green and teal drug capsules on a grey background.

AI Identifies Antimalarial Drug as Possible Osteoporosis Treatment

An AI algorithm has identified an antimalarial drug that could also be used to treat osteoporosis, which has gone on to show promise in trials.
Images created using DNA.

Digitally Creating 16 Million Colors Using DNA

The DNA double helix is composed of two DNA molecules whose sequences are complementary to each other. Researchers succeeded in creating fluorescent duplexes that can generate any of 16 million colors.
Two people stood in their kitchen.

Ultrashort PFAS Compounds Detected in People and Their Homes

Ultrashort-chain PFAS compounds have been used as an alternative to legacy PFAS, but now these have also been detected in people and their homes.
Two metal membrane frames.

Metal-Organic Frameworks Could Someday Deliver Antibacterial Nitric Oxide

Because metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are so structurally and chemically diverse, they could be used for many applications, such as drug delivery and environmental clean-up. Researchers still need to get a better understanding of how they function.
Killer whales swimming in the ocean.

A Killer Whales Diet Plays a Bigger Role Than Location for Pollutant Exposure

Both elegant and fierce, killer whales are some of the oceans’ top predators, but even they can be exposed to environmental pollution. Now, researchers report the levels of legacy and emerging pollutants in 162 individuals’ blubber.
A three-dimensional (3D), computer-generated image, of a group of Gram-positive, Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria.

Molecule From Strep Bacteria Sheds New Light on Cancer Immunotherapy

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have discovered that a molecule made by Streptococcus pyogenes – the bacterium that causes strep throat and other infections – could help explain several long-standing medical mysteries.
A fire.

Scientists Unveil Fire-Safe Fuel

Scientists have developed a fire-safe fuel that ignites with the application of electric current. The new fuel doesn't react to flames and can't start accidental fires during storage or transport.
Transmission electron microscopy image of supramolecular hydrogelator filaments bearing lamivudine.

Could This New Hydrogel Make HIV Therapy More Convenient?

A new injectable solution that self-assembles into a gel under the right conditions could help manage HIV unlike any currently available methods, researchers have found.
A slice of chocolate cake sits on a plate beside a fork.

Cakes Get a Boost From Spent Tea and Coffee

Fortifying cake with spent tea leaves or coffee grounds can make it more nutritious and extend its shelf life, reports a new study.