17-09-24 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 using a copper catalyst to turn carbon dioxide into alcohol fuels, a new test that uses fingerprints to detect cocaine use, 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

Copper catalyst recycles CO2 into alcohol fuels: [Article] [Study (£)]

Detecting cocaine use using fingerprints: [Article] [Study (£)]

Gold nanoparticles form switchable liquid mirror: [Article] [Study]

Molecular machine builds set of chiral molecules: [Article] [Study]

Titanium isotopes suggest earlier plate tectonics: [Article] [Study (£)]

 

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