2602, 2017
  • 17-02-26 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – VX Implicated in Assassination, and Metallic Hydrogen Sample Lost

By |February 26th, 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 proposed chemical culprit behind Kim Jong-nam’s assassination, the loss of a sample of metallic hydrogen, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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1902, 2017
  • 17-02-19 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Saliva’s Influence on Cheese Flavour, and Improving C-13 NMR Signals

By |February 19th, 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 saliva composition influences the taste of cheese, a new technique which boosts signals from carbon-13 NMR in liquids by up to one thousand times, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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1202, 2017
  • 17-02-12 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Helium Forms a Compound, and a Hydrogel Vasectomy Alternative

By |February 12th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on helium forming a stable compound at high pressures, how a hydrogel injection could provide a reversible alternative to vasectomy, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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502, 2017
  • 17-02-05 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Graphene from Soybean Oil, and Microbe-Inspired Sunscreens

By |February 5th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on making graphene with soybean oil and determining its melting point, sunscreens based on molecules produced by microbes, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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2901, 2017
  • 17-01-29 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Lab-made Metallic Hydrogen Claim, and the Cause of Samsung Battery Fires

By |January 29th, 2017|

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features news on a claimed production of metallic hydrogen in the lab, Samsung’s explanation for why Galaxy Note 7 batteries caught fire, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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2201, 2017
  • 17-01-22 This Week in Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Firefighting Phone Batteries and Light-Triggered On-Demand Pain Relief

By |January 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 a firefighting lithium ion battery, light-triggered on-demand pain relief, and more. As always links to further articles and original research papers are provided below.

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