16-10-09 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 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, feeding silkworms carbon nanotubes to make stronger silk, radiation given off by avocados, 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

Molecular machines win 2016 Chemistry Nobel Prize: [Graphic] [Article]

Making sunscreens more sustainable with lignin: [Article] [Study]

Feeding silkworms carbon nanotubes strengthens silk: [Article] [Study (£)]

MOF ‘nanokebabs’ break down chemical warfare agents: [Article] [Study (£)]

Avocado radiation equal to that of smoke detectors: [Article] [Study (£)]


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