Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features how gold-plated onion skin cells can be used to make artificial muscle, how the humble coffee machine can be used for a chemical extraction, 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.
Note: links to studies behind a journal paywall are indicated with (£). Studies without this symbol are open access, and can be accessed and read for free.
Using a coffee machine for a chemical extraction: [Article] [Study (£)]
Dead silver-treated bacteria kill nearby bacteria: [Article] [Study]
X-rays show how chocolate ‘fat bloom’ occurs: [Article] [Study (£)]
Molecule can store solar energy for 100 years: [Article] [Study (£)]
Gold-plated onion cells create artificial muscle: [Article] [Study]
Other Stories This Week
New single step synthesis for decalin: [Article] [Study (£)]
Spraying spiders with graphene creates super-strong silk: [Article] [Study]
Reconfigurable emulsions as chemical sensors: [Article] [Study]
Fructose may increase desire to seek out food: [Article] [Study (£)]
New reagent for difluoromethylations: [Article] [Study]
Adhesive from carnivorous plants helps cells stick: [Article] [Study (£)]
US lowers recommended fluoride levels to combat dental fluorosis: [Article] [Study]
Electron microscopes approaching ability to image atoms: [Article] [Study]
Polyphosphoesters could be foundation for new biodegradable polymers: [Study (£)]
Using palladium to convert polymers into single chain nanoparticles: [Article] [Study (£)]
Step towards making all blood universal: [Article] [Study (£)]
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