Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on a film that can keep glass both fog and reflection-free, a cannabis constituent that could help fractures heal, 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.
Buckyballs in space affect light from stars: [Article] [Study]
Transparent paper generates power from touch: [Article] [Study (£)]
Polymer coating keeps glass fog-free: [Article] [Study (£)]
Cannabis constituent may enhance fracture healing: [Article] [Study (£)]
Basic building block of electrons found: [Article] [Study (£)]
Other Stories This Week
Mapping aluminium clusters in zeolites may help improve catalysts: [Article] [Study]
First total synthesis of shishijimicin A: [Article] [Study (£)]
Mechanism of conduction in conjugated polymers elucidated: [Article] [Study (£)]
Inserting alkynes into carbon-silicon bonds: [Article] [Study (£)]
One-pot method for creating hyperbranched polymers: [Article] [Study (£)]
Potential anti-cancer agent suppresses HIV in mice: [Article] [Study (£)]
Plankton’s role in cloud formation probed: [Article] [Study]
Gallium phosphide nanowires aid solar fuel production: [Article] [Study]
Molybdenum disulfide electroluminescence means it could be used to make LEDs: [Article] [Study]
First definitive observation of ethylenedione: [Article] [Study (£)]
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