16-03-27 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 a new way of detecting illegal nuclear tests, a graphene patch that could help monitor blood-sugar levels, 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

New thermosetting plastic is easier to repair & recycle: [Article] [Study (£)]

Program predicts whether drug candidates may cause liver damage: [Article] [Study]

Isotope ratio simulations could help detect illicit nuclear tests: [Article] [Study]

Metallic inks used 400 years earlier than thought: [Article] [Study (£)]

Graphene patch helps maintain diabetic blood sugar levels: [Article] [Study]

 

Other Stories This Week

Understanding battery strain to improve batteries: [Article] [Study (£)]

Positrons help solve annealed titanium dioxide’s structure: [Article] [Study]

New theory accurately predicts bonding in diatomics: [Article] [Study (£)]

Compound breaks record for number of twisted benzene rings: [Article] [Study (£)]

New method creates super-stable air-in-oil foams: [Article] [Study]

Halving the number of steps to synthesise phorbol: [Article] [Study]

Unknown process is dumping phosphorus into lakes & rivers: [Article] [Study]

New group of arsenic-containing lipids found in herring roe: [Article] [Study (£)]

Producing methanol from carbon dioxide on a large scale: [Article] [Study (£)]

Making alkenyl-halides more easily: [Article] [Study]

 

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