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Future of Chemistry

The Future of Publishing, Nature 2013. A series of articles and comments about future of publishing, open access and more.

Let’s Get PracticalNature 2011. Chemistry needs an overhaul if it is to solve big problems and advance fundamental understanding, say George M. Whitesides and John Deutch.

What Lies AheadNature 2011. Ten leading chemists set priorities for the forthcoming decades, and reveal the scientists they find inspiring.

Synthesizing Our FutureNature Chemistry 2009. Chemistry has a central role in science, and synthesis has a central role in chemistry. Ryoji Noyori from Nagoya University considers where synthetic chemists should focus their efforts

Will Chemistry Make the World a Better Place?ChemViews 2011. Book review

Powering the Planet with Solar FuelNature Chemistry 2009. With energy swiftly rising to the top of the world’s agenda, Harry B. Gray at the California Institute of Technology looks at how chemistry can help to harness the power of the Sun to meet the world’s energy needs.

Experiment and Theory in HarmonyNature Chemistry 2009. Mark A. Johnson at Yale University discusses how the two sides of physical chemistry have necessarily developed together, and looks at how their synergy dictates the direction of contemporary research.

Interrogating Biology with a Chemical LexiconNature Chemistry 2009. Understanding the mysteries of life has always been a driving force in scientific research; Barbara Imperiali from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reflects on the infinite opportunities for chemists at the biology interface.

Weighing up the Future of Scientific ToolsNature Chemistry 2009. The foundations of science are built on the ability to make sensitive, precise measurements. Gary M. Hieftje from Indiana University, Bloomington, considers how analytical instruments and methods are being developed to meet tomorrow’s needs.

Chemistry Goes GreenNature Chemistry 2009.

Diminishing fossil fuel reserves, hazardous chemicals and wasteful processes have led to the emergence of ‘green’ technologies; James H. Clark at the University of York considers how metals, materials and organic compounds can be prepared by clean and sustainable routes.

Predicting a Structured FutureNature Chemistry 2009. If syntheses and structures can be more easily predicted, what will it mean for inorganic chemistry? Achim Müller of the University of Bielefeld looks into his (quasi)crystal ball.

Thither Supramolecular Chemistry?Nature Chemistry 2009.

The way forward for a field in its infancy is to focus on complexity and integrated systems that may lead to emergent phenomena, suggests J. Fraser Stoddart at Northwestern University.

Meeting MattersNature Chemistry 2009. Is the traditional conference format still relevant in today?s better-connected world, or should new ways of presenting data and ideas at chemistry meetings be explored?

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