This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Cats & Bitter Compounds, & Recovering Indium

15-06-07 - 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 research on why cats respond differently to bitter tastes, how indium can be recovered from touch screens, 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


Cats taste bitter compounds differently: [Article] [Study]

Electrochemical sensor detects cancer markers: [Article] [Study]

Digitally encoding information on synthetic polymers: [Article] [Study]

Recovering indium from LCD screens: [Article] [Study (£)]

Programming bacteria to detect molecules in urine: [Article] [Study (£)]


Other Stories This Week


Catalyst converts carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide: [Article] [Study (£)]

Protecting phosphane from oxidising in air: [Article] [Study (£)]

Coating for lithium metal anodes prevents corrosion: [Article] [Study (£)]

New anti-fungal compound evades resistance: [Article] [Study (£)]

Creating low voltage, single-molecule diodes: [Article] [Study]

Test predicts how blood cancer patients respond to drug: [Article] [Study]

New method allows quick determination of acidity: [Article] [Study (£)]

Molecular mechanism for compound that fixes RNA splicing discovered: [Article] [Study]


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2 replies on “This Week in Chemistry – Cats & Bitter Compounds, & Recovering Indium”

The cat taste story reminds me of Mary Roach’s Gulp book, where she writes about pyrophosphates, aka ‘cat crack’. One for a future CI graphic maybe?

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