2210, 2017
  • 17-10-22 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Heavy elements made in neutron star collision, and real-time observation of polymer chain growth

By |October 22nd, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on heavy element synthesis in neutron star collisions, the real-time observation of the growth of a single polymer chain, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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1510, 2017
  • 17-10-15 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Printer toner reaction concerns, and oganesson’s ‘smeared’ electron shells

By |October 15th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on unexpected reactions during printing with potential health effects, a theory about oganesson’s unusual electronic structure, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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810, 2017
  • 17-10-08 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – A glow-in-the-dark record, and Nobel Prize for cryo-EM

By |October 8th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on this year’s chemistry Nobel Prize winner, a record-setting glow-in-the-dark material, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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110, 2017
  • 17-10-01 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Tattoo ink nanoparticles concerns, and a scorpion that tweaks its venom

By |October 1st, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on how a species of scorpion alters the chemicals in its venom in response to predators, a dioxin leak near Houston, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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2409, 2017
  • 17-09-24 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Turning carbon dioxide into alcohol fuels, and detecting cocaine use using fingerprints

By |September 24th, 2017|

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.

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1709, 2017
  • 17-09-17 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Stiff fibres from hagfish slime, and tailoring cotton’s properties

By |September 17th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on how hagfish slime can be turned into stiff fibres, cotton with tailored properties such as fluorescence and magnetism, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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