15-02-08 - This Week in Chemistry

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features a new method for making stronger steel, the first transistors made using silicene, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below, as well as further studies of interest not included in the graphic.

Featured Stories

Improved steel is stronger than titanium alloys: [Article] [Study]

First transistor using atom-thin silicene unveiled: [Article] [Study]

DNA segments could store digital data for millennia: [Study]

New fluorochemicals found in firefighters’ blood: [Article] [Study]

Dissolving polymer wafers help deliver eye drugs: [Article] [Study]

Notable Mentions

Ultra-thin LEDS made from atom-thick materials: [Article] [Study]

Shockwave-based drug delivery system developed: [Article] [Study]

Endocrine disruptors linked to early menopause: [Article] [Study]

Smartphone dongle can help diagnose infectious diseases: [Article] [Study]

Cheap chemical is effective catalyst for silylation of C-H bonds: [Article] [Study]

Copper complex binds to DNA to kill cancer cells: [Article] [Study]

New AI drug screening method: [Article] [Study]

DNA catalyst provides enantioselectivity in reactions: [Article] [Study]

New silicon-peptide biopolymers: [Article] [Study]

Elusive combustion and aerosol radical observed: [Article] [Study]

Thanks to @narf42 for help with this week’s links. Keep track of older ‘This Week in Chemistry’ posts on the category page, or via the #TWIChem hashtag on Twitter.

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