15-06-21 - 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 how coating diamonds with graphite can almost eliminate friction, Brimstone in Earth’s core, functional silk ink for a variety of biomedical applications, 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

‘World’s thinnest light bulb’ made from graphene: [Article] [Study (£)]

Watching elements decay from one to another: [Article] [Study (£)]

Silk ink changes colour when exposed to bacteria: [Article] [Study (£)]

Ninety percent of Earth’s sulfur is found in its core: [Article] [Study]

Graphene-coated diamonds practically eliminate friction: [Article] [Study (£)]

Other Stories This Week

Combination of drugs could help treat depression: [Article] [Study (£)]

Silicon cylinders create near-perfect mirrors: [Article] [Study (£)]

Quicker charging times with knowledge of battery ‘intermediate state’: [Article] [Study (£)]

DDT pesticide linked with breast cancer risk: [Article] [Study]

Practical synthesis for potential brain-protecting compound: [Article] [Study (£)]

Squid-inspired artificial skin camouflage: [Article] [Study]

Hydrogels protect catalysts from oxygen-caused damage: [Article] [Study (£)]

Microwave & molasses make carbon nanoparticles: [Article] [Study (£)]

Titan’s polar wind drives hydrocarbon & nitriles into space: [Article] [Study]

Silk ink changes colour when exposed to bacteria: [Article] [Study (£)]

Traces of methane found in Martian meteorites: [Article] [Study (£)]

Ninety percent of Earth’s sulfur is found in its core: [Article] [Study]

Partially hydrogenated oils removed from US food by 2018: [Article] [Study]

Diamonds as nanoscale temperature probes: [Article] [Study]

New class of compounds rejuvenate superbug antibiotics: [Article] [Study (£)]

Boron acts like a transition metal in new compound: [Article] [Study]

New class of antimalarials with a novel mechanism: [Article] [Study]

Alkyl sulfonate ester drug impurity risk discredited: [Article] [Study (£)]

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