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Vitamin boost for green solvents

Thursday 28 May 2020

Naturally-occurring analogues of Vitamin C have been used to form deep eutectic solvents for the first time. These environmentally-friendly solvents may have applications as natural antifreezes or antibacterial agents.


Squeezing more than just orange juice: antimicrobial sustainable cellulose

Wednesday 6 May 2020

Researchers in Green Chemistry have developed antimicrobial applications for waste citrus peel, potentially enabling the greater use of this resource in a circular economy.


Compounds synthesised in York could provide clue in the hunt for new treatments against coronavirus

Tuesday 5 May 2020

Researchers at the University of York have synthesised compounds that can bind to one of the key proteins in the COVID-19 virus. The discovery could pave the way for new drug treatments to fight the virus.


Online chemistry course proves highly effective

Tuesday 5 May 2020

A free online course developed by the Department of Chemistry has been shown to have excellent educational outcomes, with positive student attitudes, high levels of learner engagement and a significant impact on students making the transition to university.


York's green chemists meet for World Earth Day 2020

Thursday 30 April 2020

Students and staff from the MSc Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology course met virtually this month to mark Earth Day 2020.


Synthesis of an ‘impossible’ complex

Tuesday 28 April 2020

A research team from the Department of Chemistry has synthesised a fascinating new cobalt complex previously considered too reactive to make.


New insights into COVID-19

Monday 27 April 2020

Research from the Department of Chemistry in York is providing vital insights into the novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, and may help underpin antibody tests and future therapies.


York Chemistry undergraduates publish world-leading research paper

Friday 24 April 2020

Work carried out by eight University of York Chemistry undergraduates results in a major publication in an international open access chemistry journal.


New study reveals York’s air quality improves by 30 per cent during lockdown

Friday 24 April 2020

York’s air quality has improved significantly during the coronavirus lockdown, according to research by a University of York academic.


Decorated gel bead 'doughnuts' with activity against drug-resistant bacteria

Thursday 16 April 2020

Core shell gel beads can be decorated with silver nanoparticles and show antimicrobial activity against drug-resistant bacteria.


York academic leads UK government effort to understand impact of air pollution changes during Covid-19 crisis

Wednesday 15 April 2020

A University of York academic is leading a national scientific advisory group calling for scientists and researchers to share their data on air pollution during the coronavirus pandemic.


Prestigious research prize awarded to University of York academic

Thursday 19 March 2020

A University of York academic is a joint recipient of this year’s Gunther Laukien Prize – awarded annually to recognize cutting-edge nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) research.


Research grant fosters York-Cape Town partnership

Friday 13 March 2020

A researcher at York is to partner with an academic at the University of Cape Town in a collaborative grant scheme designed to tackle global challenges.


Towards equality in science: the Beacon Equality and Diversity Lecture 2020

Monday 9 March 2020

Dr Jess Wade gave the Department of Chemistry’s annual Beacon Equality and Diversity Lecture, inspiring a packed audience towards equality in science.


University of York partners with industry in PhD pilot

Friday 6 March 2020

Employees from regional and national industries could study for PhDs under a new £1m pilot scheme to be introduced at the University of York in the area of circular, sustainable manufacturing.


From programming to policy

Monday 24 February 2020

Dr Jon Agirre takes part in the Royal Society Pairing Scheme 2020.


Queen's Anniversary Prize for York Structural Biology Laboratory

Tuesday 18 February 2020

The pioneering work of YSBL has received royal recognition at a prestigious ceremony at Buckingham Palace.


From soup to cells: a potential role for gels in the chemistry of life

Friday 7 February 2020

A study by scientists at the University of York casts new light on the role of chemistry in the evolution of life.


Perspectives on the Circular Economy

Friday 24 January 2020

In his recent Perspectives article in Science, 'Rethinking chemistry for a circular economy', Professor James Clark explores the use and re-use of chemical products in the modern age.


York scientist receives international recognition for pioneering work

Wednesday 15 January 2020

A scientist from the University of York has been recognised by the prestigious Blavatnik Family Foundation and New York Academy of Sciences for her pioneering work in fossil dating.