17-06-25 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 research on why humans don’t spontaneously combust, a way of removing fluorinated contaminants from water, 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

Why we don’t spontaneously combust – explained: [Article] [Study]

Polymer network removes 99% of water contaminant: [Article] [Study]

Neural network accurately predicts bond energies: [Article] [Study (£)]

Engineered bacteria make artificial colour replacements: [Article] [Study]

Threat of helium shortage due to Qatar blockade: [Article]

 

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