2008, 2017
  • 17-08-20 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – A 2.7-million-year-old ice core, and making a psychedelic ‘magic mushroom’ compound

By |August 20th, 2017|

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.

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1308, 2017
  • 17-08-13 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – How goldfish can survive months without oxygen, and the longest acene ever made

By |August 13th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on how goldfish and carp can survive without oxygen for long periods of time, the US overturning a ban on refrigerants than can contribute to climate change, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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608, 2017
  • 17-08-06 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Fried chicken provides lemon flavour compounds, and tracking lithium ions in batteries

By |August 6th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on sulfur compounds in fried chicken which could replace a commonly used lemon flavour compound, a DNA-based material that absorbs UV light better the more it’s exposed to it, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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3007, 2017
  • 17-07-30 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – A slug slime-inspired adhesive, and the world’s worst conductor

By |July 30th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on a slug slime-inspired surgical adhesive, siloxane wires which set a record for the worst electrical conductivity, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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2307, 2017
  • 17-07-23 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Polymer pulleys boost Li-ion batteries, and blooming 3D printed flowers

By |July 23rd, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on how a polymer pulley system could make silicon anodes in lithium batteries workable, a 3D printed flower that uses the shape memory of a polyurethane polymer to bloom when exposed to light, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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1607, 2017
  • 17-07-16 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Tomato chemicals and caterpillar cannibalism, and a Big Bang BaZnGa compound

By |July 16th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on how tomato plant chemicals can drive caterpillars to cannibalism, a chemical compound inspired by Big Bang Theory, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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