15-04-05 - 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 the development of a new self-healing coating that confers both water and fire resistance to cotton, a perfume release system that releases fragrance in the presence of moisture, 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

Medieval remedy combats ‘superbug’ infections: [Article]

Mapping molecules & microbes on human skin: [Article] [Study]

Bouncing batteries indicate charge levels: [Article] [Study]

Water, fire & abrasion-resistant self-healing cotton: [Article] [Study]

A perfume that smells better the more you sweat: [Article] [Study]

Other Stories This Week

Success reported in hunt for ‘tearless onion’: [Article] [Previous Enzyme Study]

How tampons could help detect sewage leaks: [Article] [Study]

Cobalt complex hydrogen bond donor catalyst: [Article] [Study]

Silver as an oxidising agent to convert aldehydes to acids: [Article] [Study]

Fracking doesn’t cause methane to migrate into wells: [Article] [Study]

Plant molecule substitute for bitumen in tarmac: [Article]

EPA halts use of new neonicotinoid pesticides: [Article]

First images of human mitoribosome: [Article] [Study]

A fractal pattern from small molecular components: [Article] [Study]

Drug release gel may help avoid painkiller side effects: [Article] [Study]

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

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