16-09-25 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 news on the explosives used in last week’s bombing in New York, how coffee grounds can help remove lead and mercury from water, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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

Coffee grounds remove lead and mercury from water: [Article] [Study (£)]

Embedded microcapsules make plastic cracks glow: [Article] [Study]

Identifying the explosives used in the New York bombing: [Article]

Antimonene is the newest addition to the 2D materials family: [Article] [Study (£)]

One penny coins can help catalyse polymerisations: [Article] [Study]


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