Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features the discovery of a new form of ice by flattening water between sheets of graphene, an antibacterial plastic made from a protein in egg whites, and more. As always, links to further articles and original research papers are provided below, as well as further studies of interest not included in the graphic.
‘Flattening’ water creates new crystalline form of ice: [Article] [Study]
New explanation for cooked lobster colour change: [Article] [Study]
New graphene-containing light bulb set for sale: [Article]
Making antibacterial plastics using egg whites: [Article] [Study]
Most polar non-ionic compound synthesised: [Article]
Other Stories This Week
Fatty acid & nitrates found in Martian soil: [Article 1] [Article 2]
Impact of manganese on honey bee foraging: [Article] [Study]
The science behind skin’s tear resistance: [Study]
Crustacean biopolymer could combat military fatalities: [Article]
Large scale technique simulates millions of atoms: [Article] [Study]
Microdisks ride on cells to deliver drugs: [Article] [Study]
Poison Dart Frog inspires new plane deicing method: [Article] [Study]
An early warning sunburn indicator: [Article]
A superhydrophobic coating for glue bottles: [Article]
Drug breaks down Alzheimer’s plaques: [Article]
Safer antifreeze with nanoparticles: [Article]
New analysis contradicts UK government stance on neonicotinoids: [Article] [Study]
Ionic liquid could aid rare earth metal recycling: [Article] [Study]
Cactus-derived peptide with anti-microbial activity: [Study]
Thanks to @narf42 for help with this week’s stories. Keep track of older ‘This Week in Chemistry’ posts on the category page, or via the #TWIChem hashtag on Twitter.
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