Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on a protein that could contribute to age-related memory loss, a new film that could help trap bad food smells more effectively, 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.
Protein linked to age-related memory loss: [Article] [Study]
Zeolite films trap bad food smells: [Article] [Study (£)]
Greener method for converting chip fat into biofuels: [Article] [Study]
Cone snail toxins could lead to new medications: [Article] [Study (£)]
EPA restricts HFC use in coolers and more: [Article] [EPA Regulation]
Other Stories This Week
Mitochondria enzyme could provide extra exertion energy: [Article] [Study]
Microfabricated device evaluates efficacy & toxicity of pro-drugs: [Article] [Study (£)]
Blood analysis from a single drop of blood: [Article] [Study (£)]
New perovskite has improved speed, sensitivity and stability: [Article] [Study (£)]
Air pollution contributed to 2013 China flooding: [Article] [Study (£)]
Phthalate replacements linked with health problems: [Article] [Study]
MOFs make safer, simpler explosives: [Article] [Study (£)]
Better technique for recovering lanthanides from scrap magnets: [Article] [Study (£)]
3D printed robots that are soft but durable: [Article] [Study (£)]
Azobenzene compound could find applications in carbon capture: [Article] [Study]
Scalable method for making tungsten diselenide films for solar cells: [Article] [Study]
Football-sized resonator simulates fullerene properties: [Article] [Study (£)]
Why Matisse’s yellow pigments fade: [Article] [Study (£)]
Keep track of older ‘This Week in Chemistry’ posts on the category page, or via the#TWIChem hashtag on Twitter.
Enjoy the ‘This Week in Chemistry’ posts? Consider supporting Compound Interest on Patreon, and get previews of upcoming posts & more!
The graphic in this article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. See the site’s content usage guidelines.