17-03-19 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 tardigrades are able to survive drying out for decades, the first known fluorescent frog, 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

First fluorescent frogs discovered in South America: [Article] [Study (£)]

Database of hazardous chemical reactions launched: [Article] [Database]

Unique proteins help water bears survive drying out: [Article] [Study]

Paper strip test determines blood type in 30 seconds: [Article] [Study]

Plutonium’s +2 oxidation state observed for first time: [Article] [Study (£)]

 

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