17-04-03 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 the opioid-based venom of a small tropical fish, how information on argon’s isotopes provides hints as to the demise of the Martian atmosphere, 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

Tiny fish uses opioid venom on potential predators: [Article] [Study (£)]

Isotope data shows how Mars lost its atmosphere: [Article] [Study (£)]

Improving body armour with polymers and nanotubes: [Article] [Study (£)]

Printed sensors turn gloves into nerve agent detectors: [Article] [Study]

The longest acene ever made as a pure solid: [Article] [Study (£)]

 

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