15-05-24 - 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 how urea could help flower blooms last longer, electronic devices that self-destruct when heating, 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.

Note: links to studies behind a journal paywall are indicated with (£). Studies without this symbol are open access, and can be accessed and read for free.

 

Featured Stories

Making flower bloom last longer with urea: [Article] [Study (£)]

Research raises ‘home-brewed heroin’ fears: [Article] [Study]

Iron levels in brain may predict Alzheimer’s: [Article] [Study]

Electronic devices that self-destruct when heated: [Article] [Study (£)]

Octopus skin contains light-sensing molecules: [Article] [Study (£)]

 

Other Stories This Week

Amines from alkenes using an iron catalyst: [Article] [Study (£)]

Tilting guanine crystals enable neon tetra colour change: [Article] [Study (£)]

Jellyfish skin as a mould for complex nanoparticles: [Article] [Study (£)]

Snow fleas use chemical weapon to repel predators: [Article] [Study (£)]

Isotope ratios track 3400-year-old priestess origins: [Article] [Study]

Molecular pump mimics natural carrier proteins: [Article] [Study]

Bond breaking triggers ‘quakes’ in proteins: [Article] [Study]

Measuring the mechanical properties of skin using sensors: [Article] [Study]

Putting a number on a structure’s chemical complexity: [Article] [Study (£)]

Mimicking bird colours using synthetic melanins: [Article] [Study (£)]

Molecule is essential for puberty and being able to smell: [Article] [Study]

Polymer allows targeted nutrient and pesticide delivery in plants: [Article] [Study (£)]

Natural plant chemicals could help fight tooth decay: [Article] [Study (£)]

 

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