• 17-01-15 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – The Most Tightly-Knotted Structure Ever, and Isotopes Determine the Moon’s Age

January 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 the creation of the most tightly-knotted molecular structure known, a sensor that can monitor blood drug concentrations in real time, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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  • 17-01-08 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Searching Roadkill for Drugs, and Plastic from a Christmas Tree Chemical

January 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 how a chemical found in Christmas trees can lead to a sustainable plastic, an insight into the chemical basis behind the sense of touch, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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  • This Year in Chemistry – The 2016 Edition

This Year in Chemistry – 2016’s Biggest Chemistry Stories

December 27th, 2016|

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This Week in Chemistry is taking a break over the festive period, but as I did last year, I’ve put together a selection of some of 2016’s biggest chemistry stories into one summary sheet. I’ve included 12 stories from all of the year’s This Week in Chemistry summaries, based on a combination of their significance and their popularity.

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This Week in Chemistry – Limestone vs Ozone Depletion, and Glowworms Snare Prey with Urea

December 18th, 2016|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on how small limestone particles could help halt ozone layer depletion, how glowworms use their own waste products to help them snare their prey, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below. This will be the last “This Week in Chemistry” of 2016, but there’ll be a look back at 2016’s biggest chemistry stories next week, and it’ll return in 2017!

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  • 16-12-11 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Taming Organolithium Chemistry, and Using Silly Putty to Detect the Human Pulse

December 11th, 2016|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on how using a greener solvent could help tame fiery organolithium chemistry, how chemists have helped work out how sailors on John Franklin’s ill-fated arctic expedition died, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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  • 16-12-04 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Official New Element Names, and Evidence Against the Mpemba Effect

December 4th, 2016|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on official confirmation of four new elements names, how Ancient Egyptian eye make-up may have helped fight eye infections, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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