Medical masks that kill the COVID-19 virus

CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH

Researchers put anti-microbial mask coatings to the test. Triiodide, salt, and graphene-nano silver take their turn on the lab bench. Face masks with COVID-fighting coatings may be the next frontier in PPE. At least one such mask is available commercially in Canada – using a triiodide coating – and researchers are investigating the virus-busting powers...

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A forest full of research possibilities

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For many CIC members, FPInnovations will be familiar as the name of a private, not-for-profit organization that supports work in Canada’s forestry sector. With research laboratories and technology transfer offices across the country, chemists and chemical engineers have access to hundreds of staff members to help them tackle a wide range of challenges facing one...

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Falling star surrenders secrets

As meteorites go, the one that landed on Tagish Lake just over 20 years ago might be dubbed a falling superstar, since it offered a rare opportunity to conduct chemical analysis of material delivered directly from farthest reaches of our solar system. Researchers at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have taken advantage of that opportunity...

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