16-11-27 This Week in Chemistry

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. Sorry it’s a day late this week – this is due to Bluehost’s servers running into some weekend-long downtime which took the site out of action completely until the early hours of this morning. This week features news on a failed Alzheimer’s drug, the compounds behind the aroma of liquorice, 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

The compounds behind the aroma of liquorice: [Article] [Study (£)]

Alzheimer’s drug unsuccessful in clinical trial: [Article]

Two new approaches help separate oil from water: [Article] [Study 1 (£)] [Study 2*]

Canadian hydroelectric dams increase mercury exposure: [Article] [Study (£)]

Engineered proteins make carbon-silicon bonds: [Article] [Study (£)]

 

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