• 17-11-19 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Rock nitrate storage concerns, and Pluto’s hydrocarbon haze

By |November 19th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on concerns about the storage of nitrate compounds in fertilisers in rocks underground, a suggested reason why Pluto is colder than expected, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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  • C&EN - The Chemistry of Dry Cleaning Preview

The chemistry of dry cleaning – in C&EN

By |November 15th, 2017|

In the Northern hemisphere, it’s getting to the time of year where you may well be dragging your winter coat out of the wardrobe and taking it to the dry cleaners. Here, we explain how the dry-cleaning process works and the chemicals involved. Click through to the C&EN site to view the full graphic.

  • 17-11-12 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – A material that can keep you both cool and warm, and UK backing for neonicotinoid ban

By |November 12th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on a two-layered material which can both keep you warm and cool you down, a proposed Europe-wide ban on neonicotinoid pesticides getting UK backing, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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  • 11-07 – Marie Curie's Birthday

Today in chemistry history – Marie Curie’s 150th birthday

By |November 7th, 2017|

In the history of the Nobel Prize, only one person has won a prize in two different sciences. That person was Marie Skłodowska Curie, born on 7th November 1867.

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  • 17-11-05 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Removing pesticides from apples, and a saliva protein salt-preference link

By |November 5th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on how washing with baking soda can remove pesticide residue from apples, a new invisible ink based on perovskite nanocrystals, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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  • 17-10-29 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Glass definition argument, and beetroot colour origin

By |October 29th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on heavy element synthesis in neutron star collisions, the real-time observation of the growth of a single polymer chain, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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