Chemistry News

New carbon material, labelled Paracrystalline diamond, has been created

Bayreuth University researchers successfully created a carbon material with a unique structure, developed under an ultrahigh-pressure technique. Researchers at the University of Bayreuth have collaborated...

How positively and negatively charged ions behave at interfaces

Scientists examine the behaviour and trends of how positively and negatively charged ions interact within a solid and aqueous solution. A collaboration of scientists from...

Developing high-performance MXene electrodes for future battery

Scientists at City University have analysed electrochemical Nb2CTx MXene electrodes as a possible next generation battery material. The two-dimensional MXene has been a rising star...

Eliminating waterborne viruses with novel water purification technology

Researchers at Texas A&M University have developed a water purification method to remove and inactivate waterborne viruses. With the help of sophisticated microscopy and computational...

Transforming Plastic Waste into Sustainable Fuel

New research highlights that through processes of catalytic pyrolysis, oil can be produced from plastic waste such as grocery bags to create sustainable fuel...

Identifying how ice giants retain their magnetic fields

A layer of ‘hot,’ electrically conductive ice may be the primary cause behind producing the magnetic fields of ice giant planets such as Uranus and Neptune.

Developing synthetic materials for energy-saving applications

A scientist working at the University of Texas at Arlington is developing novel synthetic materials that can enhance inorganic metal oxides for utilisation in a range of energy-saving applications.

Using silver to advance the development of microbial fuel cells

Researchers at University of California Los Angeles have made a significant advancement in the development of microbial fuel cells.

STFC: Ensuring and supporting the future of UK innovation in science

Professor Mark Thomson, the Executive Chair of the STFC, discusses how the organisation is supporting UK innovation in science.

Protecting crops from insects with innovative compound solution

Researchers have developed a novel compound solution – based on the odours released by predator insects – to repel herbivorous insects and protect crops.

Developing an algorithm to advance accurate particle-tracking

Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have developed an image-processing algorithm for enhanced 3D particle-tracking.

Developing organic nitrogen fertiliser to enhance agriculture production

Researchers from Flinders University are investigating organic nitrogen fertiliser to return nitrogen to soil without the need for chemicals.


The scientific discipline of chemistry broadly focuses on the elements and compounds that compose the world around us.

Chemistry can be split into five main subdisciplines that encompass much of our environment. These are: organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry.

Here you can find all the latest research and discovery in this wide-ranging discipline.