2015 This Year in Chemistry

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There’s no ‘This Week in Chemistry’ this week, due to the Christmas period – but, with the year drawing to a close, it’s a good time to look back on some of the most significant chemistry research to hit the news in the past twelve months.

There’ve been a whole host of stories, but here I’ve whittled it down to what I think are the twelve key ones that have been featured in ‘This Week in Chemistry’ across the year.You can click the graphic above to read the short summaries, but I’ve also popped them in slightly larger form for each story below, along with a link to a more detailed article and the original study. These choices are, of course, subjective, so by all means leave your own suggestions in the comments below!

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Opioids: [Article] [Study]

Cannabinoids: [Article] [Study]

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Organic compounds: [Article] [Study 1] [Study 2]

Oxygen: [Article] [Study]

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Stanene: [Article] [Study]

Borophene: [Article] [Study]

Silicene transistors: [Article] [Study]

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