16-11-13 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 how lemon juice can be used as both the catalyst and solvent in a reaction, a chemical explanation for why seabirds eat waste plastic, 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. Asterisked studies are free but require logging in to read.

 

Featured Stories

Using lemon juice as both solvent and catalyst: [Article] [Study*]

Origami filter paper fuel cell can run on Coca-Cola: [Article] [Study*]

Dimethyl disulfide lures seabirds to eat plastic: [Article] [Study]

Mutagenic azo dyes identified in household dust: [Article] [Study (£)]

Blocking immune system protein stops poison ivy itch: [Article] [Study (£)]

 

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