16-01-31 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 milk proteins can be modified to remove heavy metals from water, a wearable sensor that allows sweat chemistry to be monitored, 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

Converted milk proteins remove metal pollutants from water: [Article] [Study (£)]

Bed bugs develop resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides: [Article] [Study]

Glove-based sensor for detecting cocaine: [Article] [Study (£)]

Triggering and visualising bond-making and breaking: [Article] [Study]

Wearable device analyses wearer’s sweat chemistry: [Article] [Study]

 

Other Stories This Week

A steam-driven carbon and silicone artificial muscle: [Article] [Study (£)]

Material properties of transition metals relate to electron behaviour: [Article] [Study (£)]

Process for making greener wrinkle-resistant cotton: [Article] [Study (£)]

Flag converts wind energy into electricity: [Article] [Study (£)]

Batteries based around carbonised leaves: [Article] [Study (£)]

Relativistic effects explain bonding in group 6 molecules: [Article] [Study (£)]

Nanotube films stronger than kevlar or carbon fibre: [Article] [Study (£)]

 

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