This Week In Chemistry 5th October 2014 After a positive reception for the first ‘This Week in Chemistry’ post last weekend, here’s a brief overview of what’s been going on in the world of chemistry this week, including cyanide clouds on Saturn’s moon Titan, the world’s smallest microphone, and how caffeine could help the development of drugs to aid Parkinson’s Disease. Links to articles and studies on each of the featured stories are given below for further detail.

Links to Featured Stories

World’s smallest microphone is a single molecule: [Article] [Study]

Mechanism for caffeine’s effect on Parkinson’s: [Study]

Molecular oxygen production from carbon dioxide: [Article] [Study]

Huge cloud on Titan is made of hydrogen cyanide: [Article] [Study]

Enhancing the alcohol tolerance of yeast: [Article] [Study]

Notable Mentions

Explanation for wide range of nitrogen isotopic composition measured in solar system materials such as meteorites and comet ice: [Article] [Study]

Breakdown of carbonyl compounds by photons of light is an important contributor to winter ozone pollution: [Article] [Study]

Thanks for help with article inclusion suggestions this week goes to @narf42. See an article during the week you think should be included in next week’s edition? Use the #TWIChem hashtag on Twitter!

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