16-10-16 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 a global deal to reduce the use of HFC refrigerants, the identification of the molecules behind the smell of frankincense, 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

Deal to cut worldwide use of HFC refrigerants agreed: [Article]

Molecules behind the smell of Frankincense identified: [Article] [Study (£)]

Microbes that convert coal compounds into methane: [Article] [Study (£)]

Organic dye molecules mimic antifreeze proteins: [Article] [Study (£)]

Mercury leaking from WWII submarine wreck off Norway: [Article] [Study (£)]


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