• 17-06-25 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Why We Don’t Spontaneously Combust, and Removing Fluorinated Water Contaminants

By |June 25th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on why humans don’t spontaneously combust, a way of removing fluorinated contaminants from water, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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  • Aroma Chemistry The Smell of Garbage

Talking Trash – The Chemistry Behind the Smell of Garbage

By |June 22nd, 2017|

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As the bin in your kitchen slowly fills up, it also cranks up the stench, to the point where you have to hold your breath every time you open it. Nothing you put in it smelled that bad so where does this horrendous odour come from? In this graphic we take a look at some of the chemical compounds offending your nostrils, and how they got there.

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  • 17-06-18 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Multi-coloured Solar Panels, and Turning Foil into Catalysts

By |June 18th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on creating multi-coloured solar panels, a broccoli extract that could help lower blood sugar for type 2 diabetics, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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  • The Chemistry of Mangoes

The Chemistry of Mangos: What Do They Have in Common with Poison Ivy?

By |June 13th, 2017|

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The mango is a classic summer fruit, but for some it can bring out a rash when they handle or eat it. This irritation is not unique to mangos – in fact, there’s some surprising chemistry in common between mangos and poison ivy. In this post, we look at the chemical culprit, as well as some of the chemical compounds behind the flavour and aroma of mangoes.

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  • 17-06-11 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Sorting Whiskies, and a Partial Explanation for French Drug Trial Deaths

By |June 11th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research which provides some explanation for the tragic deaths in a French drug trial, a sensor array that can distinguish between different whiskies, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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  • C&EN - The Opioid Epidemic Preview

The Chemistry behind the Opioid Epidemic – in C&EN

By |June 8th, 2017|

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In the U.S in 2015, opioid overdoses were responsible for over 33,000 deaths. In this month’s edition of Periodic Graphics in Chemical & Engineering News, we take a look at the chemicals behind this surge in overdose deaths, and the treatments currently available to reverse opioid overdose and addiction. View the full graphic on the C&EN site.

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