17-07-23 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 how a polymer pulley system could make silicon anodes in lithium batteries workable, a 3D printed flower that uses the shape memory of a polyurethane polymer to bloom when exposed to light, 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

Elastic polymers could boost lithium ion batteries: [Article] [Study (£)]

3D printed flower blooms when exposed to light: [Article] [Study (£)]

Amino acid substitution makes antibiotic easier to make: [Article] [Study]

Dopamine ferries messages between immune cells: [Article] [Study]

Fluorinated boron nitride becomes magnetic semiconductor: [Article] [Study]

 

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