Here’s the weekly summary of both new chemistry research and studies that have been in the news. This week features the discovery of a new phase of hydrogen, a metallic glue that can fuse metals together without the need for welding, 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.
New near-metallic phase of hydrogen created: [Article] [Study]
Saliva test can detect GHB and alcohol poisonings: [Article] [Study]
First crystal structure of a DNA enzyme determined: [Article] [Study]
Three chemicals used in food wrappers banned in the US: [Article] [Study]
Metallic glue sticks metals together easily: [Article] [Study]
Other Stories This Week
Destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile complete: [Article]
More environmentally-friendly concrete using sugar cane residue: [Article] [Study (£)]
Understanding how anti-malarial artemisinin works: [Article] [Study]
Graphene can sieve deuterium from hydrogen: [Article] [Study (£)]
Plastic microbeads banned from personal care products in US: [Article]
Methods for rating solar-to-hydrogen efficiency called into question: [Article] [Study (£)]
North Korea claims to have detonated Hydrogen Bomb: [Article]
One-step method to make amines with remote chiral centres: [Article] [Study]
New shape memory polymer with a ‘permanent’ shape: [Article] [Study]
Adding caesium to perovskites boosts silicon performance: [Article] [Study (£)]
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