Here’s the weekly summary of chemistry research and news, this week featuring stories on the discovery of methane ‘burps’ on Mars, a reaction to join alkenes that can be carried out in whiskey, and a potential improvement on nicotine patches for quitting smoking. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below – along with a video of the reaction involving whiskey! Additionally, a few further stories and links are included.
Thanks for @narf42 on twitter for the help with this week’s inclusions. See an article during the week you think should be included in next week’s edition? Use the #TWIChem hashtag on Twitter!