Molecule of the Week

I may help treat a terrible disease—or not.

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C&EN/ACS Publications Highlights

Lactam Biosensors
The authors used chemical informatics concepts developed for small-molecule drug discovery to scout for protein sensors that can detect lactams.

ACS Synthetic Biology

[1]Ferrocenophane Stability
[1]Ferrocenophanes ([1]FCPs) are ferrocenes that contain a one-atom bridge. Calculations show that carbon-bridged [1]FCPs should be stable enough to isolate.


Improving Lithium Anodes
Lithium metal makes an excellent anode for lithium-ion batteries. This study of lithium nucleation and growth on a copper substrate may help improve anode quality.

Nano Letters