17-09-03 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 fires at a Texas chemical plant as a consequence of flooding after Hurricane Harvey, a new technique which uses gold nanoparticles to detect ultra-small amounts of DNA, 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. 

 

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Fires at Texas chemical plant due to flooding: [Article]

Molecular motors drill holes in cell membranes: [Article] [Study]

Dysprosium-based single molecule magnet breaks record: [Article] [Study]

Golden nanoparticles help detect ultra-small amounts of DNA: [Article] [Study (£)]

A new absolute acidity scale for solvents: [Article] [Study]

 

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