17-08-20 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 adding water to whisky can alter its taste, an enzymatic method for making a psychedelic compound from ‘magic mushrooms’, 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

Amount of lead in Flint water pipes estimated: [Article] [Study]

Pathway to make ‘magic mushroom’ compound uncovered: [Article] [Study (£)]

Why adding water to whisky alters its taste: [Article] [Study]

2.7-million-year-old ice core drilled in Antarctica: [Article] [Study]

Extracting a metal catalyst from plant roots: [Article] [Study*]

 

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