15-12-06 - 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 a record-breaking electricity-storing paper, how a small molecule could help to enhance learning, 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

Improved cryopreservation technique could allow extended organ storage: [Article] [Study]

A compound that could help boost learning: [Article] [Study (£)]

Sensor made of chewing gum tracks breathing & movement: [Article] [Study (£)]

‘Power paper’ uses cellulose-polymer mix to store electricity: [Article] [Study (£)]

Artificial photosynthesis converts carbon dioxide into ethanol: [Article] [Study (£)]

 

Other Stories This Week

New exhaust filter powered by car vibrations: [Article] [Study (£)]

New biosensor detects organophosphate pesticide contamination: [Article] [Study (£)]

More sensitive tests for BPA in food and drink: [Article] [Studies (£)]

Using a plant’s own chemical defences as pesticides: [Article] [Study (£)]

Nanodots from pencil leads could be used to boost solar cells: [Article] [Study]

Molecules polymerise when cooled, depolymerise when heated: [Article] [Study (£)]

Improved method to convert ethanol to butanol for fuel use: [Article] [Study (£)]

Spotting new flu virus strains using Raman spectroscopy: [Article] [Study (£)]

Vegetable oil solvents can help strengthen plastic fibres: [Article] [Study]

 

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