17-01-22 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 firefighting lithium ion battery, light-triggered on-demand pain relief, 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

A lithium battery that releases flame retardants: [Article] [Study]

Triggering pain relief on demand using light: [Article] [Study (£)]

BPA designated ‘substance of very high concern’ in EU: [Article] [Study]

Research unleashes graphene’s superconductivity: [Article] [Study]

Gecko-inspired adhesive sticks and unsticks with UV light: [Article] [Study (£)]

 

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