Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on turning compounds from sugar cane into jet fuel, a detailed look at the mechanism of the spiciness of chillies, 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.
Turning sugar cane into high-performing jet fuel: [Article] [Study (£)]
Detailed mechanism of chilli spiciness revealed: [Article] [Study (£)]
Nanoscale inkless printing using nanomaterials: [Article] [Study (£)]
Promoting tissue growth and healing in mice: [Article 1] [Article 2] [Study 1 (£)] [Study 2 (£)]
Exoplanet’s titanium oxide stratosphere revealed: [Article] [Study]
Other Stories This Week
Flexible electronics injected into mouse brains: [Article] [Study]
229% rise in synthetic cannabis poisonings in the US: [Article] [Study]
Mars impact glass could harbour ancient fossils: [Article] [Study (£)]
Sodium potassium molecules cooled to 500 nanokelvin: [Article] [Study (£)]
Quest for new predicted oxides of copper, silver & gold: [Article] [Study (£)]
DNA-inspired smart phospholipids for drug delivery: [Article] [Study]
Spider & centipede share similar venom protein: [Article] [Study]
Soft polymer material can modify its surface texture: [Article] [Study (£)]
Molecular shuttle could ferry drugs to the brain: [Article] [Study (£)]
X-rays track photochemically driven crystal movements: [Article] [Study]
Small molecules can adjust biological clock rhythm: [Article] [Study (£)]
New method to remove cancer-causing benzene from petrol: [Article] [Study (£)]
Cobalt-catalysed route to cyclobutanes: [Article] [Study (£)]
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