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#ChemMonthly January 2018: Redefining the mole, 3D-printed reactors, and a nicotine-halting enzyme

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Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a proposed new definition for the mole, an enzyme which can halt the psychoactive effects of nicotine, and more! Larger summary images for each item are provided below, along with links to articles and studies for all the featured stories.

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. 

IUPAC recommends new definition for the mole: [Article]

Predicted catalyst could lower Haber-Bosch process temperature: [Article] [Study]

Engineered enzyme halts nicotine’s psychoactive effects: [Article] [Study (£)]

3D printed reactors make molecule synthesis easy: [Article] [Study (£)]

Arsenic helps stop uranium contaminating waterways: [Article] [Study]

First aromatic molecule identified in outer space: [Article] [Study (£)]

Baking soda increases effectiveness of some antibiotics: [Article] [Study (£)]

“Spooky toxin” peptide makes centipede’s bite lethal: [Article] [Study]

Keep track of older #ChemMonthly posts on the category page. You can also keep up with stories through the month via the @Chemunicate account or the #ChemMonthly hashtag on Twitter.

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