MOLECULE OF THE WEEK

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C&EN/ACS Publications Highlights

“Green” Fiber Precursors
These lignin-based UV-curable graft copolymers have the thermal stability, solvent resistance, and surface hardness needed to make carbon fibers.

ACS Synthetic Biology

Trapping More Light
To improve light trapping by thin-film solar cells, these researchers present a design for nanostructured reflectors at the cells’ rear surfaces.

ACS Photonics

Ru(II) Goes Two Ways
These authors describe their work to design ruthenium(II) complexes with dual photoreactivity: ligand exchange and generation of singlet oxygen.

Accounts of Chemical Research