17-07-09 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 Roman concrete is stronger than modern concrete, the discovery that bactericidal compounds form on the surface of Mars, 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

Secrets of of Romans’ durable marine concrete revealed: [Article] [Study]

Bactericidal compounds form on the surface of Mars: [Article] [Study]

Recycling computer plastics for toys causes problems: [Article] [Study*]

Methanol cloud spotted around Enceladus: [Article]

Possible explanation for Greenland’s annual algal bloom: [Article] [Study (£)]

 

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