30 Aug 2016
Did you know that supermarkets, pharmacies and department stores are practically the biggest buyers and sellers of consumer chemicals made in chemistry labs? From conditioning shampoo and detergents to nail polish and wall coatings, and even antimicrobial polymers and drugs, chemistry can be found everywhere in our everyday life! In this seminar, A*STAR’s chemists gave students an introduction to computational chemistry and helped students understand how chemistry can be used to design better consumer products. Our students learned how chemists make better nail polish and paints by controlling molecular interactions on computers, and even tried out some chemistry experiments live in the seminar room!