This Week In Chemistry

This Week in Chemistry – Environmentally-Friendly Fireworks, & a New Type of Glass

15-08-23 - This Week in Chemistry

Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features research on removing chlorine-containing compounds from fireworks, a book that uses nanoparticles to remove bacteria from drinking water, 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. This week also features some stories presented at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting, which are yet to be published.


Featured Stories

Book pages remove bacteria from water using nanoparticles: [Article] (ACS Boston)

Removing chlorine for environmentally-friendly fireworks: [Article] [Study (£)]

Colour-change polymer could spot brain injuries: [Article] (ACS Boston)

Sunlight causes city grime to release smog compound: [Article] (ACS Boston)

Researchers unexpectedly produce a new type of glass: [Article] [Study (£)]


Other Stories This Week

Silica and cerium coatings help prevent corrosion: [Article] (ACS Boston)

Hydrogen sulfide conducts electricity without resistance at 203 K: [Article] [Study]

New cross-linked perovskite has enhanced stability and efficiency: [Article] [Study]

Phytol & coumarin from sweetgrass repel mosquitos: [Article] (ACS Boston)

Recovering platinum group metals from low grade deposits: [Article] [Study (£)]

Bimetallic clusters show excellent catalytic abilities: [Article] (ACS Boston)

Gut microbe proteins may promote eye disease: [Article] [Study]

Ocean meteorite impacts may have created nucleobases and amino acids: [Article] [Study (£)]

China’s carbon emissions 13% less than previously estimated: [Article] [Study]

Making hydrogen fuel production from water & light more efficient: [Article] [Study (£)]

Paper device could help detect fracking water pollution: [Article] [Study (£)]

MOF coating may drive down white LED prices: [Article] (ACS Boston)

Cancer biomarkers that can be detected with the naked eye: [Article] [Study]

Covalent Organic Frameworks could lead to faster charging electric cars: [Article] (ACS Boston)

Nanofibre meshes draw bacteria from wounds: [Article] [Study]

Making unsymmetrical biaryls using Ni & Pt catalyst combination: [Article] [Study]

New method for growing symmetrical gold nanostars: [Article] [Study (£)]

Chestnut leaf extract ‘disarms’ staph bacteria: [Article] [Study]

Porous material converts carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide & oxygen: [Article] [Study (£)]

Siloxane polymer can be stretched by 5000%: [Article] (ACS Boston)

Self-assembling, biodegradable solar antennae from DNA & proteins: [Article] (ACS Boston)

Edible coatings could help improve strawberry shelf life: [Article] [Study (£)]

New processing steps could help preserve tomato flavour: [Article] (ACS Boston)

Protein-hydrogel combo could help repair heart attack damage: [Article] [Study (£)]

Automated technique synthesises specific length polymers: [Article] [Study (£)]


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